How to create a cottage garden
In the late 19th Century it became popular to create a cottage garden packed full of colour and charm. The creation of a small, fun, informal garden space was very much in contrast with the formal design of the large country estates. Today, the cottage garden remains a popular choice among gardeners, and is a delightful contrast to the modern contemporary garden design of the 21st Century. Here are 5 handy tips on how to create a cottage garden:
- Style– the cottage garden is informal in design, and is full of grace and charm. No rules, so have some fun!
- Planting- again there are no rules, but colour and variety is key. Classic planting will include foxgloves, roses, lavender, and delphinium;
- Garden paths– include a winding garden path, to create sense of wonder. A choice of materials may include our rustic brick garden pavior, or the sandstone setts ;
- Borders- edge your garden borders with traditional decorative edging;
- Arches– add some height by installing a garden arch. This could be a feature over a seating area, or as part of a rose walkway.