Cottage Garden Inspiration

Good Monday Morning! As I was searching through my pictures I came across these images that I took last fall of the gorgeous Heritage Garden, located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of downtown Salt Lake City. I somehow overlooked posting these last fall (for some strange reason) and just had to share them with you.

On one corner of 35 acres belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and a part of the Church's impressive gardens, architecture, and rich history, is found an enchanting cottage garden surrounding The Beehive House. We enjoyed a beautiful Indian Summer last fall and I took these pictures just before the plants were pruned for winter. The property is now flourishing with Spring plants.

If you love cottage gardens, you would enjoy exploring The Beehive House Heritage Gardens which is noted for its collection of 19th Century herbs, flowers and native plants.

The cottage garden look is all about creating layers of bloom and foliage. Vines clamber up the beautiful wrought-iron fence along the property with its intricate detail. 

Hardscaping makes a huge difference in cottage garden design. Incorporating trellises, benches, arbors, fences and pathways bring focus and structure to a cottage garden, and can help contain the rambunctious nature of the plants.

The wrought-iron fence around the Heritage Garden is one of my favorites.

It is so nice having this gorgeous garden in the middle of downtown. The informal, casual feel of the garden pulls you in and has a calming effect in contrast to the busy streets and hectic workday. This style of garden is very relaxing.

Hollyhocks peek over the rock wall bursting with color, enjoying the sunshine.

The bees were busy collecting nectar.

I'm definitely not wishing away spring, but this cottage garden is full of inspiration...and absolutely beautiful.

Cottage gardens can very easily become messy and overgrown. If you are a fan of this look, it's helpful to spend a good amount of time critically looking at inspiration photos and exploring cottage gardens to see what makes them successful. Here are more photos for inspiration:

I love the informal look of cottage gardens.  They invite you in and you just want to wander and explore. Have a wonderful day!

Warmest regards,


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