If I lived in a cozy cottage style home...this would be my backyard.

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I want this! A cozy and romantic backyard nook takes date night to a whole new level. This outdoor dining setting is tucked away under a gorgeous arbor and surrounded by nature, lighted with fairy lights, lanterns, and candles.

Cottage gardens don't look designed. In fact, they're usually exuberant, free-flowering, and sometimes even unrestrained. To get the informal look, avoid planting in straight lines or defined patterns. Let plants cascade over paths and weave through each other. It adds to their charm. And grow self-seeding plants that pop up in unexpected places./

The Elements of Cottage Garden Design

What's your garden style? Here's everything you need to discover your outdoor style and design a gorgeous garden. Try a theme garden and use our examples of stylish gardens to transform your space into an outdoor wonderland.

backyard flower garden design

Love foxgloves - I like this photo because my fox-gloves grow next to my peonies just like the photo

Stensättning i cirkel - an excellent design with a pretty bench drawing your eye to the bottom of the garden. Creating rooms in a long narrow garden is the best use of space.

Stensättning i cirkel - an excellent design with a pretty bench drawing your eye to the bottom of the garden. Creating rooms in a long narrow garden is the best use of space.

The addition of an arbor will instantly transform your garden into a romantic escape.

9 Lovely Ways to Make a Cottage-Style Garden

ARBOR ARDOR – The addition of an arbor will instantly transform your garden into a romantic escape, not to mention it's a beautiful place to showcase climbing flowers and vines. Click through for the entire gallery and for more spring flowers.

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Beautiful small garden idea | West London Courtyard

White, Green, and a Duck egg blue in this beautiful natural small garden space, an idea as you find a place to gather amongst urban country planting in a West London Courtyard

Beautiful small garden idea | West London Courtyard

White, Green, and a Duck egg blue in this beautiful natural small garden space, an idea as you find a place to gather amongst urban country planting in a West London Courtyard

Favorite Photoz: Garden design by Rich Saunders More

Garden designed with pebble-pattern stone path, through a pebble circle bed and lawn. Pebble circle planted with seaside plants. Pretty gazebo, at the far end. I wish this was my garden.

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