country-cottage-garden This overgrown country garden was crying out for a new lease of life, and as the owner renovated the beautiful Northamptonshire stone cottage she realised that she needed professional help to create the productive and pretty cottage garden that she desired.

We designed a new limestone patio that linked the original cottage to the new extension, rationalised the changes in level with steps and raised beds, and divided the garden in two with a low wall topped by a single line pergola. Beyond this we created a very practical but attractive Potager, with timber-edged raised beds for growing vegetables and fruit. Between the patio and the pergola, cottage flowers spilled over the paths and a new curving lawn created a calm contrast to the fullness of the borders.

The design was commissioned as a birthday present by the owner’s children and was a clever gift that will be enjoyed for years to come.