The Cottage Garden

The Cottage provides a natural setting for a collection of old favourite plants reminiscent, at least in the public imagination, of the cottage gardens of the last century.

And what a succession there is! Aconites, snowdrops and Christmas roses in winter; auriculas, anemones, polyanthus and hyacinths to mark the advent of spring, followed by gillyflowers and columbines; the great bounty of high summer with carnations and pinks, catmint, marguerites, marigolds, lupins, peonies, hollyhocks, rose of sharon, too many to list here; then the nostalgic melancholy of autumn with chrysanths and Michaelmas daisies – all with fragrances characteristic of the season of the year.