For this intimate redesign project, we worked closely with the Conway client, an avid gardener herself, to restore the cottage garden as she had originally designed and installed it 50 years prior. We sought to enhance the original design and layout with perennial and ornamental flower plantings to preserve the quintessential cottage garden.
As the owner got older, her ability to maintain what she had created and tended to declined. The gardens had deteriorated to a state of being 80% weeds and 20% ornamentals. We were then consulted about redesigning and maintaining the gardens. With a systematic approach, and plenty of compost, the gardens have returned to their former glory, much to the delight of the owner. These pictures were taken two and a half years after the restoration.
This is the garden after the restoration was complete.
Lupines and daylilies are an excellent choice for any garden like this one which has no access to water.
The barn and saucer magnolia provide the perfect backdrop to this cottage garden.
Notice the appropriate juxtaposing of foliage.