Daily Garden: Funky Cottage

Brian Highley Landscpae Architecture Beacon NY Funky cottage garden

Today’s daily garden was designed by Brian Higley of Cold Spring NY.  I am enjoying the casual-ness of the garden and even the 70’s woven lawn chairs seem just right in this eclectic space.   Proof that charm and interest in a space doesn’t have to cost a whole lot.  Do you like it?  What is interesting to you?

Brian Highley Landscpae Architecture Beacon NY Funky cottage garden path

Brian Highley Landscpae Architecture Beacon NY Funky cottage garden fence

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Laurie Brown on August 17, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    The thing that really caught my eye is the path that weaves around. Paths like that give me the impression that there are things to see along the way, while a straight path says ‘get to the destination in a hurry!”

  2. Jayme on August 18, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I agree with Laurie about the path. I like the use of slate with pea gravel. I also like how simple the plantings are.

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