The essence of the English cottage garden is captured by grace and charm. It is informal and relaxed in its layout; the planting is traditional, dense and colourful, with an abundance of flowers, often for picking, whilst incorporating the growing of fruit and vegetables. Picket fences, brick paths, abundant planting and small tables and chairs are symbols of the English cottage garden.
Simplicity plays a part but this style is busy, overflowing with flowers, a little rugged around the edges! Do you relate to the quaint, pretty, romantic English cottage? If so, perhaps this is your style preference.