Photos of English Garden plants

Photos of English Garden plants

A selection of plants that you would have found in an English Garden before 1700.

These bulbs like a sunny spot.
They grow to 24 inches

Sweet Williams
They have lovely fragrant Flowers
Growing to 24 inches and they will flower most of the summer

Beautiful blue flowers that are hardy annuals.
They will grow in sun or partial shade.
Cornflowers reach about 30 inches


A pretty perennial herb that enjoys a sunny spot or partial shade.
Likes good soil and excellent for container growing

Polemonium caeruleum

Or Jacob's Ladder will grow in sun or partial shade
It is a hardy perennial .

It grows from 1 to 3 feet and will flower in its first year if you sow the seed early in the year.

Sedums - a lovely flower for the autumn.

Christopher LLoyd wrote a lovely book about the history of the English Cottage garden. he tells you about the history of the gardens and info on how to create your own. He is an excellent writer and the book is both entertaining and informative.

Cottage Garden by christopher LLoyd

Enjoy your English Garden

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