English garden style floral arrangements originate from the colorful and bountiful gardens which dot the English Countryside. There are mainly two types of this style in gardening terms, the English garden which is more stylized and formal and organized according to Victorian aesthetics, and then there’s the “Cottage Style” which is more rambling, unorganized, and ruled by Mother Nature as opposed to restricted by human hands. The primary difference between the two modes is the more natural grouping of seasonal flowers that are grown together and bloom at the same time as seen in the cottage-style gardens.
In floral design, the Cottage Garden Style and English Garden Style and are synonymous with types of floral arrangements which capture the harmonious feel of nature’s fresh-cut stems as if recently snipped from a garden in full bloom. The expert flower designers at Adrian Durban Florist love creating English Style Garden arrangements and will gladly work with you to get the beautiful English garden style look that you want into your home.
English Garden Style Traits
Putting together lush, bountiful flowers that bloom at the same time and pair naturally as seen in nature is the essence of this particular style. Large blossoms such as English garden roses, dahlias, peonies, and ranunculus are common. Vertical, spiky accents are also an important component with varieties such as delphinium, snapdragon, hollyhock, and foxglove being popular. The shape of this design ranges from oval to more round with an abundant amount of green foliage loosely bunched together with seasonal flowers.
A good example of this style is seen in our English Countryside Bouquet. With fragrant pastels of lavender stock, blue delphiniums, and English lavender garden roses, this design captures the beauty of a spring garden. Also included are blushing pink spray roses, hydrangea, and assorted greenery. Hand-designed in a farm to table vase, it’s perfect for the center of attention for a credenza or desktop display of timeless floral perfection.
Best Occasions for Cottage Style Flower Arrangements
The English Garden Style floral arrangement is a popular design for Mother’s Day, Just Because, Anniversaries, or whenever you’d like to add some English charm to your home. The grace and natural beauty of this particular style make it loved by everyone. If you are as enamored with this style as we are, we’d love to work with you on creating the perfect Cottage Style bouquet for your home.