Garden Diary

We want you to enjoy some nature space during these challenging times. We plan to  post photographs and short videos of life in the Labyrinth and Secret Gardens of Ash Cottage on a weekly basis for you to enjoy. 


Éadaoin & Ray


Ash Cottage closed its doors on the 16th March 2020 due to Covid-19


Pear Blossom

Pear symbolises affection, comfort and inner peace.

Wild Strawberriy Leaves

Strawberries symbolise Venus, decency, and nobility of spirit.

Wild Strawberries  symbolise Venus, decency, and nobility of spirit.

Apple Blossom

Apple symbolises knowledge, abundance, and temptation.

Wild Garlic Flower

Garlic symbolises fertility, good health, protection and overcoming fear

Wild Strawberry Flowers

Wild Strawberry Flowers

Angel Wings

Dandelion Flower

Symbolises emotional healing, surviving through difficulties

The Dawn Chorus on Easter Sunday 2020


Herb Garden

White Admiral butterfly on the lemon tree in the glass house.

The Butterfly represents transformation, endurance, hope and life.


The Elder Tree represents death birth and rebirth.  Associated with carrying out a self assessment of your past life and where you are going, and who you want become.

Hawthorn Flowering

The Hawthorn is one of the most sacred trees in Celtic Mythology It symbolises love and protection.

Tree Fungi


Cottage 'Handwriting' Garden in full bloom

Wild Orchid

Foxgloves after rain

Elderflower Champagne and Wild Strawberries

First of the summer harvest



Marsh Iris, Lower Pond