Cottage gardens are having a revival. Annuals and perennials are jostling for attention in riotous borders up and down the country, plants are spilling over winding paths and veg is being grown within ornamental borders.
But there’s something different about this new wave of cottage gardens. Traditionally, the land around cottages was used as a small farm, designed to grow fruit and veg for the family who lived there.
Here are some classic and contemporary choices for a cottage style garden.