A New Victorian New England Cottage Garden

A New Victorian New England Cottage Garden

A New Victorian New England Cottage Garden
cottage garden at clark cottage gardens

Clark Cottage Gardens is a home and garden located in Hampden, Maine. The owners Erin and Dan Clark have been transforming their home and gardens into something that they truly love for over a decade. Erin’s style embraces the New Victorian trend on Monrovia’s trendspotting radar. The backyard garden has grown into a serene getaway that’s caught the eye of national publications.

The garden is inspired by English Cottage Gardens but boasts a more Organized Cottage Garden Style (A term Erin has coined). Erin's design contains many cottage garden favorites but is also very neat and tidy.  It has plenty of places to sit and enjoy the space from different vantage points.

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cottage garden

Erin is full of ideas and considers herself a Garden Artist.  She does all the gardening and design, while Dan takes her ideas and turns them into reality. He is a jack-of-all-trades and has built all the structures, including the beautiful Sweet Pea Cottage. They make a great team and enjoy working together to bring this backyard dream to fruition.

Favorite Plants for Erin's Organized Cottage Garden

Seaside Serenade® Martha's 
Vineyard Hydrangea

Part of the Seaside Serenade® series of reblooming hydrangeas, these long-lasting pink-red mophead blooms are not influenced by soil pH. Compact enough to be grown in containers. Superb cut flowers with notably sturdy stems. 3’ tall and wide. Zones 4-9.

Seaside Swirl™ Pink 
Rugosa Rose

Terrific amounts of blooms on a far smaller plant than other rugosa roses. Blooms from mid-spring into fall. This extra-cold-hardy rose is tolerant of sea spray and road salt. 3’ tall and wide. Zones 3-9.


Strawberry Shake™ 

A compact panicle hydrangea with sturdy stems supporting big, full flowerheads. Long-lasting blooms start white and mature to pink. A summer showstopper! 4-5’ tall, 4’ wide. Zones 4-8.

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2023-06-28 22:59:00