The new season Country Cottage prints take inspiration from some of the most widely found native flowers in the British Isles today.
Homely and functional cottage gardens go back several centuries, but enjoyed a revival in 1870s England, in reaction to the more structured and rigorously maintained English estate gardens that used formal designs and mass plantings of brilliant greenhouse annuals. The cottage garden depended on grace and charm rather than grandeur and formal structure.
Barbour’s heritage is synonymous with the British countryside and its unique way of life. Practical, weatherproof garments that are fit for purpose remain at the very heart of the four collections.
The Poppy has long become a familiar mainstay and structural addition to any cottage garden. This print takes direct inspiration from the flower for a striking, bold and beautiful design.
Daisies, Cow Parsley, Buttercups, Marsh Marigolds, Yarrow & Red Campion are all great British wild flowers. All these flowers have been brought together, complimenting each other to produce this charming springtime print.
True roses are among the most esteemed of all British cultivated plants, and form the inspiration for this print. The rose has been a favourite flower in many lands since prehistoric times, and has even been found in early art and poetry.
The ornate print takes inspiration from many items found within our British country gardens, including both flora and fauna. Feathers, ferns, flowers, seeds and birds are all hidden and combined to form this timeless print.