If Little House on the Prairie was your favourite series of books in your youth, you might well be interested in making your garden in homage to the novels. Maybe you never read the books but simply admire the prairie’s wild and wistful sense of nature and wish to recreate it in your own corner of land. The good news is, even if you don’t have access to a prairie in the deep south of America, it’s still possible to create a British garden with all the trappings of this traditional pasture with a little dose of dedication.

Before opting for this style of garden, you should be aware that the colours and scenes of the seasons are more obvious in this than any other. In the warmer weather, you’ll be rewarded with stunning colours and scents, but come winter, your garden will be starkly bleached by the cold climes. Be prepared to embrace plants at every stage of their lives in line with the ebb and flow of the seasons and you’ll be rewarded with months of interest and an ever changing palette in your garden.