9 Ways to Give Your Backyard the Cottage Garden Look

The cottage garden style is based on a romantic notion of the traditional English village garden where flowers and vegetables grew side by side. Often a pig would be housed in the back garden, but that practice was discontinued many years ago. There are various ways to recreate the cottage garden style in a modern setting and Cheryl Freedman describes nine ideas in her article which I found on the Houzz website.

Cottage gardens never go out of fashion. Their romantic look can be achieved by planting a mixture of wildflowers and traditional varieties, such as roses or honeysuckle, as well as the addition of rustic materials, such as terracotta and wood. Best of all, cottage gardens don’t require a huge amount of space – in fact, a tiny courtyard can look as good as a big plot. Browse these gardens for ideas.
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