STUNNING SMALL COTTAGE GARDEN IDEAS FOR BACKYARD INSPIRATION
Cottage gardens may look informal and carefree, with their disheveled profusion of blooms, but they still require design and care. A classic cottage garden will surround the house from front to back, with plants spilling over walls and fencing and onto pathways. In the past, cottage gardens have been reserved for quaint countryside dwellings, but their popularity in recent years has led to a surge of the style being implemented to complement any style of house, even the incredibly sleek and modern.
REDESIGNING THE LOOK OF YOUR GARDEN IS AN EXCITING PROJECT
Traditionally, the small amount of land surrounding a house or cottage was used as a functional growing space to cultivate produce for the family who live there. This meant the gardens were often enclosed and divided by pathways and fences. Nowadays, the style is replicated using curving stone or gravel pathways to divide borders from each other and any small patches of lawn.
A REALLY GOOD PLACE TO START WITH ANY GARDEN DESIGN IS WITH YOUR PLANT CHOICES.
The plants found in a cottage garden will be an invasion on the senses. Strongly fragrant and vibrantly coloured blooms will tangle together amongst lush green foliage, whilst bees can be regularly found bumbling busily amongst the vast array of nectar-rich plants. Go for a romantic creamy white, red or pink when choosing a rose and feel free to add more than one plant, luxuriantly tumbling over walls and fences and plugging any gaps in your beds and borders.