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Cottage

There are many a twee thing in this world, but the cottage garden is not one of them. The style is so beloved and enduring that varieties have been cultivated in abundance. Here are a few of our favourites, ideal for small to medium size spaces, with a pretty blossom and/or jolly fruit or autumn colour, generally wildlife-friendly, and all of a sweet and homely disposition.

Acer campestre

Acer campestre

10007 - Field Maple

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

10550 - Full-moon maple

Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

10021 - Vine-leaved japanese maple

Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum

10028 - Japanese maple

Amelanchier lamarckii

Amelanchier lamarckii

10080 - June Berry

Magnolia kobus

Magnolia kobus

10294 - Northern Japanese magnolia

Magnolia sieboldii

Magnolia sieboldii

10789 - Magnolia

Magnolia stellata

Magnolia stellata

10301 - Star magnolia

Malus 'Butterball'

Malus 'Butterball'

10305 - Crab apple

Malus 'Evereste'

Malus 'Evereste'

10331 - Apple - Crab

Malus 'Red Sentinel'

Malus 'Red Sentinel'

10340 - Crab apple

Malus 'Rudolph'

Malus 'Rudolph'

10341 - Crab apple

Malus d. 'Fuji'

Malus d. 'Fuji'

10311 - Dessert apple

Malus d. 'Royal Gala'

Malus d. 'Royal Gala'

10328 - Apple - Eating

Malus domestica 'Starking'

Malus domestica 'Starking'

10329 - Apple - Eating

Parrotia persica

Parrotia persica

10359 - Persian ironwood

Prunus 'Accolade'

Prunus 'Accolade'

10385 - Ornamental cherry

Prunus 'Shirotae'

Prunus 'Shirotae'

10431 - Mount Fuji cherry

Prunus 'Umineko'

Prunus 'Umineko'

10439 - Japanese cherry

Prunus d. 'Hauszwetsche'

Prunus d. 'Hauszwetsche'

10394 - Plum - Damson

Prunus domestica 'Victoria'

Prunus domestica 'Victoria'

10568 - Eating plum

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

10434 - Cherry - Autumn - Ornamental

Pyrus com. 'Conference'

Pyrus com. 'Conference'

10450 - Pear - Eating

Taxus baccata (Hedging)

Taxus baccata (Hedging)

10588 - English yew