Victorian Garden

Image: Victorian Garden Before

This small front garden belonged to a classic Victorian farmhouse, and needed a complete design. We made a path using reclaimed Victorian bricks, and edged it with the rope stones left from the old, broken path. We planted it up with cottage garden plants such as agastache, centauria, lavender, agapanthus, rudbekia and monarda. To retain a Victorian air of formality we used a symmetrical design and mulched the beds thoroughly, which will also retain moisture and prevent the establishment of wind-blown weed seeds.