The English Garden style, also known as the English Cottage style, refers to a type of flower arrangement that contains blooms that look like they just came out of a blooming summer English garden. The key element being that all of the florals look like they were grown together in nature and are, of course, all from the same season.
The floral experts at Ah Sam love creating English Garden style bouquets because it captures the essence of a season in a seemingly effortless yet natural way. If you’re unfamiliar with this style, then read more to discover why it’s so popular. If you already know how wonderful it is, then give us a call, we’d love to help you create an English Garden style arrangement that’s perfect for your home or special occasion.
Traits of the English Garden Style
An abundance of flourishing blossoms in a variety of different shapes, colors, and textures is an important component of this particular style. More important, though, is the look, which should appear as if these flowers were all growing together in some rural countryside garden and were all snipped and placed into a decorative urn or vase. Without fuss or muss, the flowers should hang naturally together and not look at all forced together.
Other important traits include larger blooms such as English roses, dahlias, and peonies along with a mix of other smaller florals and vertical features such as foxglove, delphinium, stock, and larkspur. Also, an overflow of greenery, more so than typically seen in bouquets in another characteristic. Like walking through an overgrown garden, the English Garden style arrangement is meant to transport you there.
A wonderful example of this can be seen in our Buttercream Centerpiece which features buttercream roses, butterfly ranunculus, tulips, lisianthus, freesias, and seasonal foliage designed in a glass rectangular vase. One can almost see the bushes of all these florals growing together along a stone path in the English countryside.
Best Occasions for Use
What’s great about the English Garden style is that it truly can be used for any occasion. It’s quite popular in Weddings and makes a stylish and wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, or Just Because. Or, perhaps you just want to add some English charm to your home, in which case, this design would work perfectly in any room of your home. Heck, we like them in all of our rooms! There’s nothing better than beautiful fresh flowers in your home and always make the perfect gift to someone.