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Aromatic and visually resplendent

The romantic allure of the cottage garden

Typically the English cottage garden is small, compact and filled with an abundance of flowers. The fragrance of roses fills the air conjuring thoughts of lazy summer days full of bees, butterflies and the romantic allure that is an English country garden. Wisteria, delphiniums and roses add height to this garden style especially when combined with lavenders, poppies, daisies and coneflowers. The vibrant colour palette combined with the delicious fragrant aromas arrest the senses and fill the air with heady sense of romance.

Let our designers help transform your space into an English cottage garden.

Create some summer splendour

Allow us to help you liven up your space with a colourful array of blossoms infused with delightful fragrances. Combining a blend of colour, texture, form and fragrance we will deliver a garden that is a delight to all the senses.

complementary planting

Long the domain of quaint countryside cottages the cottage garden style has had a resurgence in popularity recently. The informal style complements all types of dwellings, whether it be contemporary or traditional. The style is abundant in floral treats allowing you time enjoying this splendid display of colours and fragrance. Let us pay homage to Gertrude Jekyll (1843- 1932) the doyen of the cottage garden style who popularised the informal herbaceous borders as a reaction to the formal planting of the Victorians. Her unique planting style has influenced cottage gardens ever since.

Archways and Arbours

Traditional oak archways and arbours add height and interest to the design allowing fragrant climbers such as roses, honeysuckle and others to grow. They can breakup an area making it more interesting also giving the impression that you are entering a new part of the garden. All this and they also provide long lasting fragrance each and every time you pass underneath.

 

Meandering pathways

Meandering pathways allow you to enjoy the journey through your garden with fragrant plants spilling onto walkways adding extra interest. A meandering walkway will encourage all to slow down and see more of the cottage garden. Walkways allow you to link between different sections of the garden and can guide your eye to charming accents and focal points, such as a bench or tree. Material choices as well as the shape and route of the pathway will add romance and drama to your garden.

Attracting pollinators

Traditionally, cottage gardens had an emphasis on practical edible planting mixing fruit along with flowers. To attract bees and other pollinators here are some key flowering plants;

  • Lavender
  • Yarrow
  • Rudbeckia
  • Honeysuckle
  • Foxglove

 

Rustic Features

The cottage garden can be enhanced with ornamental features, they look elegant and are synonymous with the cottage garden style.

You can use a wide array of quirky pieces such as birdbaths, urns, watering can planters, wheelbarrows or statutes placed in beds and borders which add delight, joy and lend a finishing touch to the design.

complementary planting

Long the domain of quaint countryside cottages the cottage garden style has had a resurgence in popularity recently. The informal style complements all types of dwellings, whether it be contemporary or traditional. The style is abundant in floral treats allowing you time enjoying this splendid display of colours and fragrance. Let us pay homage to Gertrude Jekyll (1843- 1932) the doyen of the cottage garden style who popularised the informal herbaceous borders as a reaction to the formal planting of the Victorians. Her unique planting style has influenced cottage gardens ever since.

Archways and Arbours

Traditional oak archways and arbours add height and interest to the design allowing fragrant climbers such as roses, honeysuckle and others to grow. They can breakup an area making it more interesting also giving the impression that you are entering a new part of the garden. All this and they also provide long lasting fragrance each and every time you pass underneath.

 

Meandering pathways

Meandering pathways allow you to enjoy the journey through your garden with fragrant plants spilling onto walkways adding extra interest. A meandering walkway will encourage all to slow down and see more of the cottage garden. Walkways allow you to link between different sections of the garden and can guide your eye to charming accents and focal points, such as a bench or tree. Material choices as well as the shape and route of the pathway will add romance and drama to your garden.

Attracting pollinators

Traditionally, cottage gardens had an emphasis on practical edible planting mixing fruit along with flowers. To attract bees and other pollinators here are some key flowering plants;

  • Lavender
  • Yarrow
  • Rudbeckia
  • Honeysuckle
  • Foxglove

 

Rustic Features

The cottage garden can be enhanced with ornamental features, they look elegant and are synonymous with the cottage garden style.

You can use a wide array of quirky pieces such as birdbaths, urns, watering can planters, wheelbarrows or statutes placed in beds and borders which add delight, joy and lend a finishing touch to the design.

Flower choices

Lupins

Climbing Rose

Lavender

Hollyhock

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