Cottage garden

This cottage garden had received minimal care for a few years and was in need of some attention.

The owners wanted to keep the old path leading from the gate to the back door, but to create some shape and structure, whilst retaining the feel of an informal cottage garden. They wished to keep it as low maintenance as possible, so the grass was edged with metal edging to reduce the need for trimming.

A new patio was formed in a position to catch the evening sun, when the owners are home from work.