Cottage Garden

This Suffolk cottage garden sits adjacent to paddocks and open rural landscape beyond.

Within the existing garden was a parterre with box hedging, a metal rose arch, and vegetable growing areas immediately outside the cottage alongside the simple lawn. Unfortunately, the parterre closed in on the house, separating it from the wider garden and creating a claustrophobic feel but the client did not want to lose this part of the garden completely.

There is a stable block and barn to the end of the garden that offers character to the cottage garden.


The aim of the design was to create the ideal sanctuary for the client to retreat to, away from the world. With beautiful views of the Suffolk countryside surrounding the cottage, whilst maintaining a simple and private space to relax. Retaining as much of the old vegetable garden to the rear of the cottage as possible the design links the cottage to the garden and creates a seating area in the heart of the growing space. The design does have an element of contemporary feel whilst still encapsulating the traditional aspect of the cottage in the surrounding garden.

Cottage Garden

Cottage Garden

Our clients wanted different zones to be created in the garden. A seating area with sofas and a fire table to provide an area for entertaining or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings. A new patio with a weather creative roof, with enough space for a large table for hosting and dining plus an outdoor kitchen to really make the most of outside living.

We implemented mood lighting throughout the garden to set the ambience from day to night, creating a glorious and magical space to spend the summer evenings.