Daily Garden: The Kent Beach House

A casual beachy vibe and summer sun inspire this quaint garden in Kent England.   The views stretch out over the English Chanel and the casual English cottage style is cozy and relaxing.

As beach front gardens go, what I find particularly appealing about this one is the rustic country nature of the place.  The landscape is lush and and a little wild as opposed to hyper controlled or modern and to me, that is what I want when am doing some ocean front relaxing.

When I was in Ikea last week, I was surprised at how inexpensively you could get their largest umbrella.  And the large umbrella was truly large – able to cover an entire mid sized patio…I pondered in awe the bigger bigger bigger trend….so I am intrigued by these umbrellas that are clearly smaller.   This is a choice instead to focus on detail rather than actually blocking out the sun completely. I think I prefer the ability to have my legs in the sun and my face shielded and the act of having to adjust the shade and my position as the day progresses seems like and interesting way to pass a lazy garden day away.

images from jjlocations

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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.

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