The owner of this 4-acre property, just outside of Portland, wanted a cottage garden reminiscent of the summers he spent as a child at his grandparents’ home in England. The result was nothing short of spectacular, with tons of color and lots of cobblestone features.
Cottage Garden-01-flower cart_483185385.jpg: Whimsical container plantings, such as this flower cart, serve as the foundation for a traditional English cottage garden.
Cottage Garden-02-Iris_174108097.jpg: Dramatic purple stands of Iris contrast beautifully against emerald green, throughout the property.
Cottage Garden-03-lavender_477400167.jpg: Lavender is a fragrant and welcome addition to any garden, but is especially important in the traditional English cottage garden. It also has the bonus of requiring very little water to thrive.
Cottage Garden-04-guest house_71264160.jpg: Daisies, mums, roses, and lavender are well suited to the cottage garden palette, and have dramatically improved the landscape around this small guest house.
Cottage Garden-05-stone path_160106244.jpg: This enchanting stone path provides a relaxing and beautiful conveyance to the neighboring trailhead.
Cottage Garden-06-main house_178106826.jpg: Stone planters were installed on the back porch to soften the look of the ranch house and make it better suited for a cottage garden.
Cottage Garden-07-windows_177849749.jpg: Multi-framed windows add to the rustic country charm of the cottage garden theme.
Cottage Garden-08-geranium&dianthus_176871675.jpg: No cottage garden is complete without geranium and dianthus springing up in wild formations.