This theme is inspired by the English cottage garden tradition. It is characterised by a less-formal style with flowering shrubs, perennials and annuals that bloom at different times of the year. A cottage garden may include scented and ornamental flowers. It can also provide a profusion of colour and interest in a small space, be fun and lively and bursting with personality. Feature garden gates, paths and walls can also be incorporated to enhance the character of this style of garden.