Large Country Cottage Garden Selby
The location of this large cottage garden near Selby, North Yorkshire, created a beautiful backdrop for the cottage style planting. The large garden attached to the listed building was originally a blank canvas with a simple flat green lawn and laurel hedging along each side.
Where the garden boundary met with the open countryside, this formal laurel hedge was replaced with a native hedgerow and the existing simple timber gate retained. The native hedgerow is a mix of native species, predominantly hawthorn.
The clients wanted a seating and outdoor dining area by the house and so the formal garden seating area was created with coursed stone paving and simple, bold timber seats. The size of the seating area allows for table and chairs to be brought out. The pergola acts as a subtle division between the open garden and the cosy patio dining area. The pergola will also provide shade as the climbing plants grow up and across the timber frame.
The garden incorporated fruit trees within the open lawn and also a vegetable patch and fruit bushes. Compost bins were also discretely included in the garden design.
These photographs were taken just one year after planting and the growth with good maintenance has been fantastic.
Large top patio with stone paving
View into cottage garden
Sweeping gravel path with brick edge
Native hawthorn hedgerow adjacent to countryside
Euphorbia, sedum and geranium planting
Rose climber up simple pergola
The planting is buzzing with wildlife
Layers of perennial planting
Beautiful rose Rosa Zephirine Drouhin
Lovely clients with Chris
Simple pergola gives shade
Pale pink Astrantia planting
Bright yellow Hemerocallis
Pergola leads into garden
Long views through garden
Up the garden path..