We’re staying at a cottage for New Year with some friends. The house was built probably in the 1920s or 30s and is lovely but it’s the garden that has really stolen my heart. There isn’t a vegetable or fruit tree in sight so it’s odd that I should be so taken with it. But there is the ‘potential’ for a kitchen garden, and that’s good enough for me.
It looks like the garden was heavily landscaped some time ago as most of it is covered in lush, green moss. But it makes it look like a wild moor and like it’s been here forever.
Some parts of the garden, near the house are clearly for entertaining. There are patio areas in semi-circle shapes with fantastic views.
And I particularly like the matching stone steps. There is even what looks like an old stone plunge pool!
Then the decorative merges into the wild…
With a woodland waterfall…
and huge outsized boulders that look like the landscaping was fitted around them.
The smaller stones finally subside into a lawned area that is perfect for kids to play on.
And right here would be the entrance to my vegetable garden, complete with orchard, greenhouse and potting shed.