When walking throughout the English countryside and seeing wonderful cottages and their lush, full gardens dotting, you can’t help but revel in the charm and loveliness of it all. Well capturing that same spirit and mood is the goal of English Garden Style floral arrangements. Full of a variety of seasonal blooms, greenery, and spikey accents, this is a design that is brimming with a natural elegance and sublime beauty.
Here at Billy Heroman’s Florist, we love creating this particular style because it works with any flowers that are all blooming at the same time. Read more to find out about the characteristics of this beautiful design and why you’re going to want to have it in your home.
English Garden Style Fundamentals
As if freshly snipped from a cottage-front garden, the blooms in an English Garden style arrangement are supposed to be gathered and placed as they would be in nature, without too much interference from human hands. Typically consisting of large blooms such as roses, dahlias, and peonies, vertical floral accents like delphinium, hollyhock, and snapdragon are also included. Lots of greenery and a decorative urn or vase round out the style. The result is a deceivably simple yet elegant and robust display of Mother Nature’s best.
A good example of this design is our English Elegance bouquet which has pale pink and green roses, hydrangea, delphinium, stock, and plenty of green accents. Our Dior Blue Cube with cream roses, blue and white hydrangea, green berries, and thistle is also a wonderful display of elements you’d find in a cottage garden.
Dior Blue Cube
When to Use
Personally, the English Garden style arrangement is one of our favorite design and something you can have in your home all year round. The main requirement of this style is that all the flowers used in the design must bloom in the same season. It’s a very popular style for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or just because occasions, too. A grand way to elevate the style of your home decor or bring a little Victorian elegance into your home, this is a design style you will definitely fall in love with.