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The English Garden Tour: Garden 8, Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage was next on our tour of the Warninglid gardens on the National Garden Schemes. This small garden had just experienced a re-do landscaping plan which raised garden beds and added a seating area. I loved the wood timbered garden room just off the back of the house. The gardens are filling up quickly with enthusiastic gardeners, so lets get in and see the Old Barn Cottage!  I wonder was it really an old barn at one time? It does step back from the other cottages in the row. Love it!

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

The raised beds began in the front of the cottage and the look was carried through into the garden in the back. A beautiful garden starts at your front door!

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

A welcoming gate invites you in! The cow bell combines the garden and the Old Barn name!

The Entry Gate to old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

The Entry Gate to old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Did you notice the rock display in the front of the cottage? The rock theme was continued throughout the garden! Just a few white rocks scattered here and there adds interest!

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Here in the S-curve design of the garden the outdoor table and chair area was raised to a higher level and it really set off the garden.

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

What a mass of color and plants! Love the pink clematis!

 Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

This reminded me of a chalet! Perfect for the cooler weather!

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Here the gardeners extended the fence by adding a trellis top to it, with another clematis, drawing your eye UP! Don’t forget the luscious hostas!

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

I have never seen such white, white colors in plants before! Is it the soil or the species of plant?

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

My favorite color of green in the garden, LIME!

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Another touch of rocks, this time with a little hedgehog!

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

This was my favorite plant in this garden! It is a Salix Integra Nakura Nishiki! Or Dappled Willow. Oh, yes I knew that!!!!  Are you kidding? I asked about it AND wrote it down!

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

The Dappled Willow UP CLOSE! Peach and white blooms and variated green leaves too!

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Ready-made bouquets in the garden!

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Just add a fern or two!

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Rocks, rocks, save your rocks!

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

It’s so nice to talk to other gardeners about their garden!

The Owners of Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

The Owners of Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

See you tomorrow in another Warninglid garden! Enjoy!

A New Twist on Planters! Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid

A New Twist on Planters! Old Barn Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

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