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Modern Cottage Gardening

One of the many delights of gardening in the cottage style is that there is no typical cottage garden.  Cottage gardens are the fruits of our imagination, embracing and celebrating the natural form, habit, and beauty of plants.  These gardens typically use informal and abundant planting which allows the plants to intermingle and ramble in a natural way. There are no set rules, but a commonly held idea is, ‘if there is a gap in a cottage garden border then stick a plant in it’!  A   garden in the cottage style can be created in a single border, an area of a garden, a planter, or the whole garden. Enjoy the freedom to create a garden that is personal to your vision of a cottage style garden.

The Lancashire and North-West Cottage Garden Society Group  www.nwcgs.org.uk

Our regional group was formed in 1996 and now has over 130 members scattered throughout Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria. Our members have a genuine enjoyment of their gardens and gardening.   We organise regular talks on a wide range of gardening  topics, garden visits, plant sales, and create award-winning show gardens and plant stands at Southport and Chorley Flowers Shows.  Members receive an A5 magazine twice a year (please click here to view an example), with articles written by members for the benefit and enjoyment of all our members. To join or enquire contact membership@nwcgs.org.uk or click here to see the membership page.

The Cottage Garden Society  The Cottage Garden Society

The Cottage Garden Society (CGS) is an informal and friendly society, founded in 1982 to celebrate and protect the cottage garden style and plants.  It brings together amateurs and professionals who share an enthusiasm for this type of gardening.  The national CGS produces a magazine three times a year with information and gardening articles for members.  There are over 35 affiliated regional groups.