Gardens bursting with life and colour
A cottage garden is a traditional garden style with quintessential British traits that often revolve around plant selection. A successful cottage garden has a mixture of flowering perennials and shrubs to provide colour and interest throughout the seasons, evergreen shrubs and trees to provide a year-round structure to the garden, and an integrated kitchen garden element. A kitchen garden element typically means there is either designated space for edibles (vegetables, salads, fruit and herbs) or else these edibles are simply planted within the borders.
The cottage garden style can be achieved by the correct material selection. Often bricks or cobbles and setts are used in place of, or in conjunction with, paving flags. Traditional building materials such as timber can be used to create arbores and gazebos, for structures to assist with the growth of fruit trees, to provide garden shade, or for garden structures such as summerhouses or greenhouses.
A few of our previous cottage garden designs
Ideal for keen gardeners
The cottage garden is often referred to as a working garden requiring time and hands-on gardening to promote the healthy flowering of plants, propagation and harvesting of edible crops and general maintenance of all shrubs, trees and perennials. The cottage garden is a busy garden, a haven for wildlife and a hub of activity in spring, summer and early autumn. Contact us today to start your cottage garden makeover with ARC Landscapes.