This “small but perfectly formed” garden surrounds an old cottage somewhere in the northern Home Counties of England. When I say old I refer to the fact that it dates back somewhere over 400 years when the garden was probably full of cabbages and pigs to feed a farm labourer and his family. Beautifully restored, the cottage now sits in the centre of this compact and plant-packed garden. The owners know what they are doing.
We have known this delightful garden for many years – mostly visiting in late spring when most of these pictures were collected.