Seaside Gardening Guide

See what’s growing in these enchanting spaces by the sea.

What to Grow on the Coast

For most plants, the sandy soil of the coast lacks essential nutrients. Pack your garden with these hardy, coastal picks that can survive and thrive in a seaside environment.

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Roses: Rugosa Rose
Photo: Joern Sackerman

Roses: Rugosa Rose

Nothing adds more romance to a beach cottage, if you choose seaside-friendly varieties like these.

Fragrant, long-flowering natives can be 8-foot hedges, best on East and Northwest coasts. Zones 2--8

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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