An English Cottage Garden in Maryland

Take a tour of an exquisite horse farm and cottage garden.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

Photo By: Image courtesy of Graham Landscape Architecture. Photo by Eric Kvalski

An English Cottage Garden

A charming cottage sets an English cottage garden theme for this Maryland estate. Perennial clusters include Asian lilies, 'September Charm' anemone and 'Blue Fortune' hyssop.

Magnolia Flanked Manor

A magnolia edges the lawn of this Maryland horse farm. Beyond the root cellar’s mound sits the manor.

A Willow Oak-Lined Driveway

Willow Oaks line the gravel drive up to the manor, creating a more formal approach.

White Calibrachoa

White calibrachoa cascades from a mounted urn. The cherry tree lends further height to the flowerbed, while black-eyed Susans provide a horizontal mass.

Planting in Layers

Between the estate's barn and root cellar, this mound was planted in stratified layers with 'Mainacht' salvia along the top, 'Silver Mound' artemisia in the middle, and lamb’s-ears at the base.

A Boxwood-Framed Fountain

American Boxwood once obscured the fountain. By careful pruning, the water feature became an enticing destination.

A Landscape of Irises and Hostas

Beneath the branches grow blue-tinged hostas. Irises were selected for their rich color and heritage garden quality.

Japanese Maple

This Japanese maple sets the color palette for these mounded plants, with their purple and blue hues.

A White, Blue and Lavender-Hued Garden

Near the cemetery walls on this historic Maryland horse farm, the late summer garden blooms white, blue and lavender: 'Snow Hill' salvia, 'Walker’s Low' catmint and bluestar (amsonia).

A Flowery Walk

Daylilies, boxwoods and 'Silver Mound' Artemisia ensure this path pleases with its silvery-white to deep-green hues, as well as textural variety.

Bloom Time in the Cottage Garden

In this Maryland horse farm cottage’s garden, blooming times vary. Though peonies are spent, 'Magnus' and 'White Swan' coneflowers bloom, as does butterfly bush.

Stacked Fieldstone Edged Flowerbeds

Stacked fieldstone edges flowerbeds alongside the driveway. Clusters of daylilies, purple salvia and penstemon 'Husker Red' provide visual variety.

A Cottage Garden

The cottage garden’s red brick patio contrasts with the foliage. A golden rain tree stands at the far end. In the foreground are phlox and Artemisia.

Hostas Along the Path

A brick path connects the manor to the root cellar. Variegated hostas grow in partial shade, brightening the beds with white markings.

Joe Pye Weed

Flowering Joe Pye weed adds a delicate vertical element to a garden niche, while attracting butterflies.

Black-Eyed Susans

The Baltimore Pimlico Race Course Preakness Stakes winner's garland is formed from black-eyed Susans, so their profusion near the back paddock of this Maryland horse farm is apt. The race is held each May and celebrated in an annual event on the farm.

A Linear Flowerbed

American boxwood and a footpath frame this linear flowerbed. Between them grows a blooming mix of 'Walker’s Low' catmint and 'Snow Hill' salvia.

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