This newly constructed cottage gave us a gift – a blank palette with which to create the garden of our dreams. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or first-time homeowner, building a garden from scratch (or even renovating an existing landscape) can feel overwhelming. By breaking the project down into bite-sized pieces, you, too. can build the garden of your dreams.
Gardening One Space at a Time
Think of the garden as you would your living room. You might have a reading nook, an area for the family to watch movies, or a game table. Likewise, each area of the garden serves a different function or purpose. In this design, the main entryway welcomes guests, a seating area provides a place for relaxation, and a side entrance connects the home to the landscape.
Focusing on one area at a time makes landscaping much more manageable. We’ve broken our design into three sections, outlining simple steps for building each area and including tips on adapting the basic concepts to different scales and budgets.