Wonderful Cottage Garden Design Ideas. Have you ever wondered how a cottage garden got started? They were usually built and maintained by people that didn’t have very much money. They generally lived in a small house or cottage in England, which was rental or as part of their employment, and were maintained by the woman of the house.
Most of these people did not have the money to purchase the plants, so their friends would give them cuttings, seed or divisions of their own plantings. They were not always the best plants but they were older ones that were familiar to most everyone. Many of these cuttings and divisions were probably many years old that just kept getting passed on and survived. The look of your cottage garden will resemble theirs once you understand how they lived and gardened