Cottage gardens like to be crammed with flowers until every little piece of earth is used. There is no real structure and the plants and flowers compete with one another for space and attention. Natural materials are used to create the right atmosphere.
Wooden fences, gates, pergolas, water butts, classical clay pots add style and winding pathways made of flagstone, brick or gravel add form. The cottage garden is usually an excessive garden and that’s why it’s rather time intensive to maintain the garden to a high standard. Truly a garden for real gardeners.