String up lights and lanterns around your outdoor space to give an enchanting twinkle to any garden party. The soft glow will invite everyone to linger outside in the nighttime summer air. Line lanterns and smaller string lights around your seating area, and hang a few off tree branches for a touch of ambiance.
Front Yard Perennial Garden
Visitors to HGTV fan Sunny777’s home are greeted with this beautiful garden near the front porch.
Cottage Garden With Flagstone Walkway
For her own front yard, designer Margie Grace of Grace Design Associates Inc. matched the hardscape to her home’s architectural syle for a cozy cottage garden. To keep the yard low maintenance she laid a large patio using Arizona flagstones, then filled the rest of the space with lush flower beds. A reclaimed concrete bowl is transformed into a water feature that brings the sound of rain to the garden.
A Cottage Garden is a Study in Green Textures
Purple hyssop provides a frame for this cottage garden filled with shrubs and grasses in a range of green shades and textures.
Rainbow Rose Garden
HGTV fan SpackleMuddPalin conserves water in her southern California garden. The roses get drip irrigation, she says, and “surrounding plants survive only on winter rain and waste water from the koi pond.”
Cozy Cottage Garden
There wasn’t much of a garden when the homeowners bought this cottage with the idea in mind to create flower beds that would soften the edges of an organic raised-bed garden. Their ultimate goal is to create a landscape where they can “graze throughout the yard on fruits, herbs and berries.” Says HGTV fan Craighead, “We still have a long way to go, but we’ve at least started to establish a country-cottage feeling to our little bungalow in the city.”
Cottage Garden at Entryway
This charming cottage garden is a showcase for shade-loving plants. HGTV fan wlaker used stain to transform the plain concrete patio and walkway into faux flagstone.
A beautiful container composition can bring the cottage-garden look to a deck or patio. Here, foxgloves, petunias, and sweet potato vine combine to create a beautiful vignette. Posted by HGTV fan countrygrl125
Planted Cottage Garden Surrounding Concrete Patio With Staircase Leading to Covered Pavilion
Patchwork concrete tile creates a decorative flooring for the open patio. The stain on the wood patio furniture makes a beautiful statement against the surroundings. Concrete stairs travel through planted sections with natural rock retainers to the outdoor living pavilion.
HGTV fan SilvesterII’s cottage-style plantings lead from the street up to her front door and include perennials, herbs, grasses and more.
Cottage Garden With Herbs, Vegetables and Flowers
A path meanders through a mix of vegetables, herbs and flowers growing in raised beds in this casual cottage style garden.
Tranquil Garden With Flagstone Pathway
Lovely hydrangeas and other flowering shrubs line the flagstone pathway of this peaceful garden.
Organic Flower Garden
This organic flower garden was carefully planned to display the radiant colors of the flowers within. Foliage plants add to the lushness of the beautiful display.
HGTV fan Chris Major packed the cottage-garden aesthetic into one planter. Several varieties of coleus, Mexican feather grass and other plants give the container garden a soft, free-form look.
A birdhouse nestled in fragrant plants creates a sanctuary for your feathered friends, and a beautiful space to take in the wildlife.
Formal Cottage Garden with Metal Gazebo
A vibrant purple-flowering vine spills over an antique metal gazebo nestled amongst the verdant plants of a formal cottage-style garden. Planting the garden up against the gazebo helps to soften the structure’s edges and creates a cohesive design. The gazebo offers a comfortable vantage point from which to view the wetland-like pond and the rest of the lush cottage garden.
Rustic Cottage With Natural Stone Walkway
This comfy cottage has a fantastic front porch with natural branches for spindles and a natural stone walkway that leads around the garden and up the hill to the driveway. The lush forest surrounding the cottage accents the gorgeous stonework and matches the green painted shutters.
Front Cottage Garden
We often say that homeowners shouldn’t feel limited by a lack of space. HGTV fan Richaro’s front yard literally billows with beautiful flowers.
Busts can bring a sense of elegance to a garden. Consider adding one to a potting table, as seen in designer Susanne Hudson’s Georgia garden. She’s the co-founder of the annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival, Garden Tour and Flower Show in Douglasville, Ga.
Cute Container Garden in Metal Pots
These reycled metal pots and textural plants are the perfect addition to a sweet cottage garden.
Lilypad Pond is Inviting Backyard Space
Backyard wildlife ponds create homes and breeding places for beneficial animals and insects. A pond also adds an interesting focal point to landscape design.
Stream With Boulders and Purple Flowers
Hundreds of feet of boulder-lined streams are the centerpiece of these resort gardens and accompanied by lush plantings like the tumble of purple petunias seen here.