Lush, beautiful, and with a mix of garden-style flowers that grow together naturally, the English Garden Style type of floral arrangement is gaining in popularity. Also known as the English Cottage style, this design mimics the look of charming cottage gardens that dot the English countryside. Originally started as a vegetable and herb garden, the cottage garden began to incorporate seasonal flowers resulting in a luxurious mix of a great variety of plants and blooms. In stark contrast to stylized Victorian gardens seen across large English estates, cottage gardens allow Mother Nature to take over creating harmonious pairings of plants and flowers, an overgrowth and abundance, and artful irregularity not controlled by human hands.
The professional floral designers at Boyd’s Flowers love using seasonal, fresh blooms to create this charming style. Once you discover the simple elegance and beauty of the English Garden Style, you’ll fall in love with it too. We can work with you to create the perfect English garden style arrangement for any occasion or for your home to give that perfect Downton Abbey look that will make people swoon.
Elements of the English Garden Style
Large blooms combined with assorted flowers and greenery that all grow together in the same season is a key component of this type of arrangement. Also, it is designed to look natural, rather than contrived, pretentious, or overly styled. The essence of the English garden style is to capture the look of an abundant flowering garden in all its natural glory. Flowers such as roses, peonies, dahlias, and ranunculus are popular, as well as spikey florals such as larkspur, delphinium, snapdragons, and foxglove. The shape of this style is typically round or oval. The overall color scheme is one of bright colors like you’d see in a cottage garden, but a new trend also favors a pastel-colored floral palette.
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Perfect for Every Occasion
Whether for a wedding, corporate event, birthday, or anniversary, the Eglish Garden Style is versatile enough to be used for any type of occasion. With its subtle elegance and charming beauty, it steals the show without screaming for attention. Personally, we love this style for just placing in our home to elevate the decor or sending to friends and family members just because.