Cottage Garden: Osterville, MA

The concept behind the cottage garden centered around maximizing the amount of space that was available, focusing on a garden that would provide an impressive seasonal display. Grade challenges on the site were addressed through the incorporation of a Pennsylvania Bluestone wall and set of stairs that served to retain the soil within the garden as well as to provide an access between the front door and the parking area below. In addition to the bluestone wall, a white picket fence was installed surrounding the garden to accentuate the feel of a classic cottage garden. Irregularly shaped flagging stones were positioned from the parking area, leading across the lawn to the front door, thus providing continuity throughout the landscape. Predominantly through the use of perennials such as Hollyhocks, Russian Sage and New Dawn roses, we were able to create a truly stunning display that combines texture and bloom periods throughout the season.