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Cottage Garden Design Masterclass - Structure - Video


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How to design a cottage garden from lawn to lush without spending too much. We'll explore tips and tricks to create a beautiful edible cottage garden. I show how I'm setting up my new garden, laying out raised beds, repurposing an old concrete path, and building other garden structures using the elements of design as a guide.

  • 0:00  Introduction
  • 01:00  Structuring the garden. Setting up main beds
  • 01:53  Understanding Sense of Place and Liminal Space
  • 03:55  Importance of Enclosure in Cottage Gardens
  • 04:22  Importance of Sun Exposure for gardens
  • 05:53  Sizing up garden paths and beds
  • 07:30  Redesigning a garden path with repurposed concrete
  • 10:53  Growing succulents between path stones and additional hardscape elements
  • 12:34  Understanding the elements of design to create better compositions in the garden
  • 15:20  Creating plant supports from twigs
  • 17:20  Preview of next design episode: plants


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