The quintessential English cottage garden
The colour and impact of a cottage garden helps to make it one of the most loved types of garden design.
We offer one of the largest ranges of home grown cottage garden perennials in the South West, and, because we grow them in our own nurseries, we can provide our collection as young plants from March. This helps you to put your own collection together for as early a display as possible, for a full summer of colour.
Some of our favourite varieties amongst the many cottage garden plants available are Delphinium with its spires of blue, purple or white flowers; the stylish, deep violet Allium ‘Purple Sensation’; vibrant Poppy in a range of wonderful colours; Rudbeckia for its deep golden yellow flower that is so attractive to bees; Achillea which offers eye-catching seed-heads after flowering; Heuchera and its dainty flowers and wonderful leaf tones, and the tall, purple perennial, Nepeta.
The beauty of a cottage garden is that you can pack a wonderful array of flowers into a small space. By planting as wide a variety of cottage plants as you have room for, you will entice a diversity of beneficial insects and wildlife into your garden. Bees, bumblebees and other pollinating insects love the big flowers of these wonderful plants.
A cottage garden is perfect for many different properties – you certainly don’t need a chocolate box house set in an idyllic village to achieve the cottage garden effect. All you need is a little bit of imagination, creativity, the right plants and, of course, a passion for gardening.