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There is nothing quite as scenic as a cottage garden on a summer afternoon. Cottage gardens have historically been places for busy rural workers to enjoy nature and produce food.
However today, cottage gardens are much more likely to be places of leisure and enjoyment. Consequently, if you have created your own garden paradise, why not add some cottage garden accessories.
From traditional ornaments to arbour seats there are so many exciting ways to add extra interest. For this reason I have listed 15 exciting cottage garden accessories to keep you occupied this summer.
1. Garden window mirror
Cottage gardens have always been famous for their quirky decor. This garden mirror has a traditional, rural feel making it perfect for cottage garden themes. If you have a bare wall or fence why not add some interest with this mirror? Such mirrors are also great for courtyards and patios to make them feel more spacious.
2. Thatched cottage garden ornament
The best cottage garden accessories are those which celebrate the charm of cottages. This Thatched, cottage garden ornament is one which successfully does just that! The ornament can be situated at the edge of a patio or even become a part of a miniature Christmas village!
3. Hanging garden chair
The most enjoyable part of any cottage garden is spending time relaxing surrounded by nature. This hanging chair is one of the best ways to past time outside. You can sit back and gently rock yourself into a summer day dream!
4. Wheelbarrow planter
There is a whole number of potential cottage garden accessories; however there is one you simply can’t do without! If you have a cottage garden, you simply have to have a wheelbarrow planter! This planter is perfect to plant floral summer bedding or even garden herbs!
5. Bug hotel
If there is one thing everybody loves about cottage gardens it is their summer flowers. Cottage gardens are famous for their generous borders full of meadow like blooms! Why not provide a little extra habitat for all those pollinators. This bug hotel provides lots of nooks and crannies for nesting bees and other beneficial insects.
6. Garden bench
We always cherish the little moments in life when you just sit back and enjoy a peaceful moment. What better way to do this than in your very own cottage garden. Perhaps this is why traditional garden benches have always featured within traditional cottage garden designs.
7. Milk churn planter
The things which really make cottage gardens authentic are quirky accessories. There are probably a few items which are as historically fitting as this milk churn planter. This planter is perfect for summer annual flowers on a patio or either side of you back doors.
8. Vintage wall clock
One of the reasons people love cottages is unlike modern buildings they are not mass produced. Such scarcity gives them a real feeling or originality and beauty. This also goes for cottage garden accessories like this vintage wall clock. Why not fix this outdoor clock above a cottage garden patio or courtyard?
9. Metal arch with gate
If you want to add something beautiful and functional to a cottage garden look no further. This metal arch and gate is perfectly in keeping with a traditional cottage garden style. Metal arches have always been used in cottage gardens to support climbing flowers such as roses and clematis.
10. Log store
It is nearly impossible to shut your eyes and imagine a cottage garden without a log store. Log stores were traditionally used to provide a dry place to stack wood fuel. Even if you do not have an open fire stacked logs can very aesthetically pleasing. This log store is the perfect cottage garden accessory with or without a log burner.
11. Garden arbour seat
Garden arbour seats are a really great way to enjoy cottage gardens. These can be positioned at the end of pathways or face towards specific focal points. These sheltered seats will also protect you from strong winds and unexpected showers.
12. Goddess of youth statue
A very typically scene within cottage gardens is some sort of classical stature or ornament. These can be anything from the human form to members of the animal kingdom. This Goddess of youth statue will make an excellent cottage garden accessory in any setting.
13. Garden Esque outdoor wood burner
There are going to be those summer nights when you just do not want to go inside. If so, why not treat yourself to this rustic outdoor wood burner. It could make the perfect cottage garden accessory for a patio or even a summer house.
14. Rattan garden table set
When the summer comes around and the days are long and warm the living room moves outside. What better way to enjoy all those amazing flowers in the cottage garden? This Rattan table set is perfect for making a comfortable living space outdoors! Grab yourself a drink and get your friends over for the evening!
15. Victorian wall greenhouse
Cottage gardens have always been well known for their productive capabilities. If you create your own cottage garden it is likely you are a keen gardener! Consequently this traditional Victorian wall greenhouse will help propagate your favourite plants. It’s perfect for raising seedlings early on in the season before the weather warms up!
Thank you for reading our article on Cottage garden accessories. If you require a cottage garden builder or designer do not hesitateto contact me! Below I have linked to some other cottage garden articles you may find useful.
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