1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill

1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage
1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage

Doesn’t 1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill just seem like the perfect place to live? It does to me! It just rolls off the tongue,”I live at 1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill!” This is our last garden for the day and compared to our previous stops Windmill Hill is a metropolis! What a delight the gardens have been on the Herstmonceux Trail! They have all been very different and 1 Elm Cottage is no exception!

The garden was chosen because this gardener has physical handicaps and she wanted to show what can be done with a little space and ingenuity! She says her long-handled fork is her best friend! What a delight she was, as she welcomed everyone to her lovely garden!

The garden is set at the front of a long row of connected cottages on a very, very busy street. Her cottage sets back from the others, but is still a connected cottage and I wondered if at one time this might have been a business with a parking lot. It was unusual too, because I don’t remember seeing a garden in the front of the cottage. Most of the gardens are in the back. She said the front space was a wasteland when she took it over. It now is a stunning garden packed full of edible and flowering plants and a critter or two that I really liked! So let’s get a move on and tour this garden!

The Windmill in Windmill Hill
The Windmill in Windmill Hill

There really is a windmill at Windmill Hill!

1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage
1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage

She collects rainwater to recycle……

1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage

And has water for these little guys….. even though they don’t ever move!

1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage
1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage
1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage

This garden seems larger than it is because it’s layered with plantings and seating areas in different heights.

1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage
1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage

I LOVED these fellas, they don’t move either, but you had to look close to see that!

1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage
1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage
1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage

This tiny garden had three sitting areas!

1 Elms Cottage

And a greenhouse!

1 Elms Cottage
1 Elm Cottage

A lovely garden girl……..

1 Elm Cottage
1 Elm Cottage

And lots of watering cans!

1 Elm Cottage
1 Elm Cottage
The Gardener at 1 Elms Cottage!
The Gardener at 1 Elm Cottage!

I hope you enjoyed this garden as much as we did! Tomorrow, it’s Sissinghurst, AGAIN this year!!!! It is one of my favorite gardens!  See You There!

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