Isn't It Romantic?: The Cottage Garden

These romantic or cottage style gardens abound with rambling beds of flowers and plants.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Cottage Chaos

Cottage gardens may look chaotic but to achieve this look, plantings have to be carefully planned to keep the show going throughout summer.

Wall of Pots

Rustic features like stacked, old terra cotta pots add to the effect of a romantic, cottage style garden.

Rustic Effect

Rustic features like an old wooden fence is a staple in the cottage garden style. This rustic fence is a beautiful boundary for a border of roses and poppies.

Royal Turret

A graceful turret in the corner of garden wall supplies a shady spot to relax and take in the bountiful blooms in this English cottage garden.

Wild Mix

The romantic style uses loose, informal drifts of planting with simple white daisies a popular choice for pots and borders. Wild flowers are occasionally mixed with cultivated varieties.

Pond Elegance

Informal lawns, ponds and roses or wisteria climbing up house walls typify the Romantic style.

Romantic Daisies

Romantic style uses informal drifts of plantings, with simple white daisies a popular choice for borders and pots. Wild flowers are occasionally mixed with cultivated varieties.

On the Moor's Edge

The garden of Sleighthomedale Lodge stands on the edge of England’s Yorkshire moors, and has been tended by the same family for three generations. The borders are overflowing with cottage garden favorites, such as poppies and foxgloves.

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