English Garden Style flower arrangements derive from the bountiful and colorful gardens that dot the English countryside. There are two types of garden styles, the “English Garden,” which is more formal and designed according to Victorian aesthetics, and the “Cottage Style” which is more natural, rambling, and ruled by Mother Nature rather than controlled by human hands. The main difference between the two styles is in the more natural pairings of seasonal flowers grown together and blooming together in Cottage Style gardens as opposed to unnatural and forced pairings and geometric designs.
In flower arrangements, the English Garden Style and Cottage Garden Style are synonymous with floral designs that capture the harmonious feel of fresh-cut stems just snipped from a garden in full bloom. The professional floral designers at The Blossom Shop are experts in creating gorgeous English Style Garden arrangements and will gladly work with you to get the beautiful English garden style look that you want into your home.
Features of the English Garden Style
A collection of bountiful, lush flowers which bloom at the same time is the heart of this particular style. Flowers with big blossoms such as English garden roses, peonies, dahlias, and ranunculus are common. Spiky, vertical accents are also a component with popular varieties including delphinium, snapdragon, hollyhock, and foxglove. Design shapes range from oval to more round with flowers and abundant foliage loosely bunched together.
You can see an example of this in our Garden Beauty design which features large blooming roses, ranunculus, and lush hydrangea with vertical accents provided by green bells of Ireland and lavender stock. Like fresh flowers just cut from the garden, the scent, sight, and sensation of the English garden-style floral arrangements bring the freshness of the garden inside.
Another gorgeous example is seen in our Southern Charm bouquet, which has bright, bulging peonies, pink ranunculus, and hellebores along with other assorted fresh flowers. Pastel-colored flowers are also popular to use in the English garden style, which is perfectly exemplified in our Pastel Springtime design. Lovely pink, lavender, and purple blooms are surrounded by lush green foliage in this springtime garden delight.
Best Occasions for English Style Flower Arrangements
The English Garden Style or Cottage Style floral arrangements are popular for Mother’s Day, Anniversaries, Just Because, or whenever you want to add some English charm into your home. The grace and elegance of this particular style why it’s loved by everyone. If you are as enamored with this style as we are, we’d be more than happy to work with you on creating the perfect English or Cottage Style bouquet for your home.