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Church Cottage
This tiny but perfectly formed cottage garden is surprisingly full.

Rosa 'Ballerina' in Buxus edged parterre in cottage garden Lynette Coyne - owners portrait Small country cottage garden Blue painted wooden chair on porch of stone cottage, July Small cottage garden with Roses in low  Buxus parterre and rasied bed of herbs next to stone house Small country cottage garden with parterre and gravel path leading to bench Small country cottage garden with parterre and gravel path leading to bench Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' climbing house in cottage garden Small country cottage garden with parterre and gravel path leading to bench Small country cottage garden with parterre and gravel path leading to bench Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' pink climbing rose on stone house in cottage garden Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' pink climbing rose on stone house in cottage garden Small cottage garden with parterre of low Buxus hedge beds beneath tree





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Five Oaks Cottage
'An acre of delicate jungle', full of playful charm, unusual plants and striking gardenalia.

Vegetable patch divided by paved paths and picket fence, bed with Potato plants, nearby Helianthus annuus - Sunflower and Inula with house beyond Woman standing in amongst tall perennial flowers in a cottage garden View across meadow full of Anthriscus sylvestris - Cow Parsley and Centaurea nigra - Common Knapweed to a house and trees Mown paths meet at a meadow full of Anthriscus sylvestris - Cow Parsley - and Centaurea nigra - Common Knapweed, path leads to house surrounded by trees Gravel path to front door with staddle stone, full mixed borders on either side, plants include: Larix decidua 'Pendula' - Weeping European Larch and Phlox Standard Olea europaea - Olive - trees in pots frame a path surrounded by planting including self-seeded Erigeron karvinskianus, Acer and Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' Standard Olea europaea - Olive - trees frame a path surrounded by planting including self-seeded Erigeron karvinskianus, Acer and Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' Traditional wooden door in old house framed by red Salvia, rough paved path leads round back of house with blue Hydrangeas and orange Hemerocallis nearby Traditional wooden door with red Salvia, Dipsacus laciniatus - Teasel and Cotoneaster horizontalis nearby Collection of galvanised buckets, drinkers and watering cans on a flat roof of outhouse near white cottage Display against white house wall includes: carved owl in window, nest boxes, galvanised watering cans and woven rabbits on table Group of pots planted with a single subject ranging from: purple-leaved Acer, variegated grass, Lobelia, Hemerocallis to Parsley Cottage garden with view over a group of pots planted with an Acer, variegated grass, Hemerocallis - Daylily to flat roof with a collection of galvanised watering cans and buckets





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Journey Through a Small Space
A blend of mature perennials, specimen trees and shrubs creates an array of contrasting colours and textures at different levels in this small country garden.

Cottage garden with lawn, wooden pergola and mixed bed planted with Alliums, lupins and Geum 'Totally Tangerine'. Journey Through a Small Space - garden owners portrait Cottage garden with curving raised bed Curving raised bed planted with Geum 'Totally Tangerine', avens, purple alliums with seating areas, Cottage garden, May. Cottage garden with raised bed and wooden pergola, May. Curving raised bed planted with Geum 'Totally Tangerine', avens, purple alliums in small cottage garden, May. Raised bed planted with Geum 'Totally Tangerine' and purple alliums Geum 'Totally Tangerine', avens, planted in raised bed with purple alliums, May. Geum 'Totally Tangerine', avens with purple alliums, centaureas and hardy geraniums, cottage garden raised bed, May. Raised cottage garden bed with Geum 'Totally Tangerine', avens, purple alliums, centaureas and hardy geraniums. Cottage garden with Wisteria clad pergola over a brick path and Buxus edged borders A small cottage garden with Wisteria clad pergola over a brick path. Box edged borders, May. A rusted metal sundial on a stone plinth provides a focal point at the end of a brick path with wooden pergola.





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Brooke Cottage
This quarter acre secluded garden surrounded by trees and shrubs is divided into three distinct areas around a Victorian cottage.

The front of the house in Spring at Brooke Cottage with shrubs trees and perennials. Barry Davy, owner of Brooke Cottage. The front of the house in Spring at Brooke Cottage with shrubs trees and perennials including flowering Azalea Rhododendron Buxus and ferns. Border in Spring at Brooke Cottage with shrubs trees and perennials. Front border in Spring at Brooke Cottage with shrubs trees and perennials including Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Acer palmatum and ferns Paths and borders surrounding Brooke house in spring with Acer palmatum, potted Hostas, ferns and Buxus spheres Wood sleeper and bark chipping path leading to patio with beds planted with a variety of ferns, Pulmonaria, Tiarella, Brunnera, Hosta and Buxus spheres Borders in Spring with Acer palmatum, Hostas, ferns and Bergenia. Borders in Spring with Acer palmatum, Hostas, ferns and Bergenia Circular patio with table and chairs and beds planted with ferns, trees and shrubs Wrought iron arched garden gate in a red brick wall with cobbled garden path leading to separate garden rooms. Colourful spring garden with Tulipa, Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'  Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' and Aquilegia vulgaris 'Rose Barlow' Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' and Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'. Colourful spring garden with Tulipa, Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'  Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' and Aquilegia vulgaris 'Rose Barlow'





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Pear Tree Cottage
A black and white cottage Grade II listed SW-facing gardens and far reaching views across orchards.

View up grass slope with pump feature to informal topiary by house with conservatory Flowering Wisteria growing on conservatory, view of garden and commercial apple orchard in the distance Wisteria in flower on conservatory, view down paved path lined with containers View across lawn to mixed border with views to an apple orchard and hills beyond A lawn with low circular Buxus - Box - hedge around a vintage water pump and a mixed border, view of the apple orchards and hills beyond the garden boundary Path of recycled bricks leads to wooden bench under metal arbour, two urns o plinths either side of the path planted with Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler' View across lawn with vintage pump enclosed with Buxus - Box - edging towards mixed beds with trees Stepping stones in grass path with mixed beds either side, view along path leads the eye through the arch to the apple orchard beyond View up sloping lawn to a large mirror in front of hedge, bed with Cornus controversa 'Variegata' - Wedding Cake Tree and house beyond The wildlife pond blends naturally into the garden. The garden room looks like it is actually in the middle of the garden. Shaded shrub garden with a large Acer palmate. View across the garden





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Rose Fishers Garden in Taunton
This is the garden of Rose Fisher and her husband. The house and garden are hidden from view from the road by a tall brick wall. And Rose has turned the garden into many small areas of tranquillity.

An old crazy paving terrace with table and chairs overlooking garden Head and shoulders shot of garden owner View through Wisteria to a neat lawn with beds of Buxus - Box - topiary and obelisk 
View through Wisteria and Tulipa - Tulip to bed rows of topiary, with Laurus nobilis - Bay - lollipops, , Buxus sempervirens - Box - balls and spirals 
Small garden with formal layout, beds of topiary either side of straight path. Laurus nobilis - Bay - lollipop topiary, Wisteria, Buxus sempervirens - Box - balls and spirals. An ancient Wisteria tumbles over a wooden pergola at end of crazy paving path with pots of Tulipa - Tulip Small beds viewed through Wisteria, narrow beds between paved path and brick wall contain Buxus sempervirens - Box - topiary balls and empty pots View under Wisteria and along straight path lined with beds of topiary on either side, Buxus sempervirens - Box - balls and spirals View under Wisteria and along straight path, beds on either side filled with topiary: Laurus nobilis - Bay - lollipop trees and Buxus sempervirens - Box -balls and spirals View through Wisteria to small beds between path and brick wall planted with topiary, Buxus sempervirens - Box - balls and spirals, plus empty pots
Small beds cut out of lawn planted with Laurus nobilis - Bay - lollipop trees, Buxus sempervirens - Box - balls and mixed perennials. Paved paths with empty pots separate two more small beds with Box balls and spirals with brick wall backdrop
Small pond between flower bed and seating area, brick wall surround. Pond separated from lawn by a line of terracotta pots planted with Tulipa 'Queen of Night' - Tulip View over topiary, Clematis montana and perennials to back of old house with specimen trees in lawn





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Pye's Plot
Very small, clever front and back gardens around a modern cottage in a Dorset village, created from scratch in 2007.

Contemporary cottage front garden with clipped box and clipped standard Ilex crenata Contemporary cottage front garden with clipped box and clipped standard Ilex crenata Contemporary cottage front garden with clipped standard Ilex crenata, standard bay and Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata' Gate framed with ivy into a contemporary cottage front garden View through archway to dining area with table, chairs and umbrella Small back garden with standard Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki', climber clad walls with decorative metal birds and finial. View through small back garden from dining area towards timber shed Pots of pink flowered plants on a table Dining area with table, chairs and umbrella Deluxe garden shed framed by standard olive, ceramic jars, clipped box and white foxgloves Deluxe garden shed of painted timber with door framed by standard olive, ceramic jars, clipped box with an ammonite inset into gravel in the foreground. Terracotta pots of clipped box with purple flowered thalictrum against black painted shed Bay arch over a metal seat





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Arundell
A coastal garden in the Cornish country village of Crantock, close to the well-known holiday resort of Newquay with panoramic views to beaches and Atlantic Ocean.

Mediterranean courtyard gravel garden with sheltered seats and herbs including chives, thyme and oregano. Containers with Sempervivums, Geraniums, Argyranthemum, Trachycarpus fortunei, Lotus and Melianthus major. Vitis coignetiae 'Crimson glory vine' growing over stone wall. View towards Crantock Beach and Pentire. Mediterranean courtyard gravel garden with sheltered seats and herbs including chives, thyme and oregano. Containers with Sempervivums, Argyranthemum 'Madeira Crested Pink', Marguerite 'Madeira Crested Pink', Lotus berthelotii 'Parrot's beak', Geraniums, Argyranthemum, Trachycarpus fortunei, Lotus and Melianthus major. Vitis coignetiae 'Crimson glory vine' growing over stone wall. View towards Crantock Beach and Pentire. Front garden border The front garden borders including Acanthus, Bergenias and annual plants Summer flowering herbaceous borders. Summer flowering herbaceous borders. Border by stone wall including Verbascum bombyciferum 'mullein', Argyrantheum and Bergenia The Beth Chatto Garden with glass domed bird table, grasses, papavers, Phormium, Cordyline and Crocosmia The Beth Chatto Garden with glass domed bird table, grasses, Rudbeckias, Perovskia, Nasturtiums, and Cordyline The Beth Chatto Garden gravel borders including Cordyline and Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' 'common variegated sage The Beth Chatto Garden with glass domed bird table, grasses, Echinacea, Rudbeckia, Perovskia, Phormium, Cordyline and Crocosmia Gravel borders including Phormiums, Perosvkia, Heleniums, Gazanias, Achillea and Crocosmia 'Lucifer' in the Beth Chatto Garden Gravel borders including Phormiums





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Bluebell Cottage Gardens in July
Bluebell Cottage Gardens at Dutton, Cheshire.

Herbaceous borders at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Dutton, Cheshire. Planting includes Nepeta, Monarda, Verbena bonariensis, Dierama pulcherrimum, Hemerocallis 'Stafford' Echinops ritro. Herbaceous borders at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Dutton, Cheshire. Planting includes Helenium 'Sahins Early Flowerer', Agastache 'Liquorice Blue', Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst', Stipa 'Wind Whispers', and Monarda 'Jacob Kline' Herbaceous borders at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Dutton, Cheshire. Planting includes Helenium 'Sahins Early Flowerer', Agastache 'Liquorice Blue', Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst', Stipa 'Wind Whispers', and Monarda 'Jacob Kline'. Herbaceous borders at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Dutton, Cheshire. Planting includes Nepeta, Verbena bonariensis, Echinops ritro and Heleniums. Herbaceous borders at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Dutton, Cheshire. Planting includes Nepeta, Monarda, Verbena bonariensis, Dierama pulcherrimum, Hemerocallis 'Stafford' Echinops ritro. Herbaceous borders at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Dutton, Cheshire. Planting includes Helenium 'Sahins Early Flowerer', Agastache 'Liquorice Blue', Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst', Stipa 'Wind Whispers', and Monarda 'Jacob Kline'. Herbaceous borders at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Dutton, Cheshire. Planting includes Helenium 'Sahins Early Flowerer' and Agastache 'Liquorice Blue'. Herbaceous borders at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Dutton, Cheshire. Planting includes Agastache, Lychnis coronaria and Verbena bonariensis. A pondside table and chair can be seen through a yew arch, with an herbaceous border in the foreground at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Dutton, Cheshire. Planting includes Verbena bonariensis, Agastace, Veronicastrum and Lychnis coronaria. A pondside table and benches at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Cheshire. Planting includes Lythrum, Veronicastrums, Monardas and Veronicastrums A pondside table and benches at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Cheshire. Planting includes Lythrum, Hostas and Veronicastrums A pondside table and benches at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Cheshire. Planting includes Hostas, Astilbes and Veronicastrums. A pondside table and benches at Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Cheshire. Planting includes Lythrum, Hostas and Veronicastrums.





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Small Cottage Garden in Woodbridge
This small garden was designed by the well known designer, Thomas Hoblyn, and is situated in the town of Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Overview of a small cottage garden with stone paved patio, mixed borders and shed. Designed by Tom Hoblyn. Sue Key Burr - Owner Overview of a small cottage garden with mixed borders and a grey shed A small cottage garden with mixed borders, planting includes: Phlox paniculata 'David', 'Achillea Moonshine', Stipa arundinacea, Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty', Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' and Alchemilla mollis Small garden, view towards house taking in flower beds with: Phlox 'David', Achillea 'Moonshine', Stipa arundinacea, Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' and Alchemilla mollis. Also obelisks, summer house and horizontal slatted fencing Small garden, planting includes: Phlox 'David', Achillea 'Moonshine', Stipa arundinacea, Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' and Alchemilla mollis. Also obelisk and wooden summerhouse Small garden, planting includes: Phlox 'David', Achillea 'Moonshine', Stipa arundinacea, Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' and Alchemilla mollis. Other features include: obelisks, tree in large pot and painted wooden summerhouse Small garden, planting includes: Phlox 'David', Achillea 'Moonshine', Stipa arundinacea, Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' and Alchemilla mollis. House wall disguised by summerhouse, tree in large pot and mirror surrounded by trellis to create trompe l'oeil Small garden, high view showing stone paved patio and path through flower beds. Other features include: obelisk, tree in large pot and painted summerhouse or shed Small garden, view from paved patio along path with flower beds either side. Planting includes: Phlox 'David', Achillea 'Moonshine', Stipa arundinacea and Alchemilla mollis. Other features include: painted summerhouse, obelisk, tree in large pot and trompe l'oeil of mirror and trellis Small garden with screening from horizontal slatted fencing, corner summerhouse, tree in large pot. Planting in beds includes: Phlox 'David', Achillea 'Moonshine', Stipa arundinacea, Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'and Alchemilla mollis A summer border in a cottage garden planted with Phlox paniculata 'David', Achillea 'Moonshine', Stipa arundinacea, Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty', Alchemilla mollis and Acidanthera

Small garden, view from patio towards flower bed, horizontal slatted fence and summerhouse. Planting includes: Phlox 'David', Achillea 'Moonshine', Stipa arundinacea, Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' and Alchemilla mollis





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