Set on the edge of a historic village, Mathlin Cottage in Somerset is a cottage-style garden abundant with the colours of spring.

Behind the cottage seasonal crops grow in the vegetable plot, whilst established beds filled with spring bulbs bring a splash of colour before the views looking out to the Mendip Hills.

Garden Owners, Sally and Tony Harden moved to the garden with their young family over 34 years ago, and it has evolved from the inevitable sandpits and footballs to a sanctuary for local wildlife. Full of bees, butterflies and even the occasional family of hedgehogs, thoughtful planting has ensured the garden is a welcoming place for all creatures great and small.

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