Autumn Flower Designs

It’s proving to be a very wet and cloudy Autumn in 2017. Whilst we wait in hope for crisp, sunny days we’ve created this lovely warming range of autumnal designs. We have beautiful vase arrangements, hand tieds and classic arrangements all featuring beautiful shades of autumn. Ready to order now on-line, by phone or by popping in to see us.

Four weddings and a number of funerals.

We’re now well in to wedding season and we’ve been creating lots of beautiful wedding flowers for our brides.  We’ve also been very busy with funeral work and have been honoured to create many bespoke designs.  We have added some new products to the website and generally cleaned it up.

You may notice there are very few Interflora designs now displayed on the website.  We have taken the decision, after 60+ years of delivering orders for Interflora to no longer do so.  We are still members of Interflora so can still take your orders for delivery across the UK and internationally.  We won’t however be accepting any more incoming orders from Interflora.

The Lonely Bouquet – Lonely No More

We recently participated in the ‘Lonely Bouquet‘ project and placed a pretty flower arrangement at a secret location in Dunstable.  Sneaking about early on a warm and sunny Saturday morning all seemed very clandestine.

The mission, to drop of the bouquet at the secret location, without being seen and with enough time to grab some photographs.

Here’s the arrangement in situ and awaiting someone to find it and give it a loving home.

The location was the bench near the Little Theatre in High Street South, Dunstable.  We returned to the shop and eagerly anticipated news of the Lonely Bouquet’s discovery after announcing it across social media:-

By mid morning we were thrilled to see this lovely post on Facebook from Laura Marie Moore who wrote ‘We have found it 💗 my 5 year old is chuffed to bits to be taking home this lonely boquet so she can take care of it. Thank you so much xx’

 

The post was shared widely and Laura also posted a lovely picture of her daugher with the flowers on the DLD Facebook page.

We’re so happy to have made someone smile, look out for more lonely bouquets in the future.

Flowers Fit For A Queen

In February of 2017 we were invited by the Priory Catering Academy of Dunstable to provide a quote for table centrepieces for a rehearsal for a VIP event. Having created a selection of beautiful arrangements we were pleased to win the contract to supply the flowers for the actual event.

Fast forward to April, with the event near at hand we were asked to provide additional flowers, in this case a tied, hand held posy in red, white and blue. Then, much to our excitement it was revealed the VIP would in fact be HRH The Queen, we would indeed be creating flowers for Her Majesty!

Kate then set about creating this quite beautiful tied posy of anemones, ranunculus, lily of the valley, spray rose, hyacinth and forget-me-not with rosemary sprigs and salal tips.

Many excited residents travelled down to Priory View in Dunstable to see HRH the Queen and we were fortunate enough to receive this picture of HRH the Queen holding our posy. A true thrill and honour.

Queen Dunstable Flowers

Here’s some footage of HRH the Queen holding our flowers.

Mother’s Day Flowers Sunday March 26th 2017

Mother’s day falls on the 26th of March this year. The date of Mother’s Day being decided by when Easter Sunday falls which in turn is always on the first Sunday after the first full Moon after the 21st of March.

We will be delivering Mother’s Day flowers all weekend, including Sunday for a small, additional charge. All of our designs will be available for local delivery and we’ve also added the following gorgeous new range of Mother’s Day flowers.

To avoid disappointment we recommend ordering early as we are always very busy. You can order on-line, visit the shop or call us and we will be happy to take your order. Don’t forget, as members of Interflora we can also arrange delivery of your flowers throughout the UK and Ireland.

View our Mother’s Day range here. Our Spring Range will also be available.

Spring Flowers For 2017

Our gorgeous new Spring collection is now available to order online, by phone or by popping in to see us. We have a lovely mix of floral arrangements, planted bulbs and spring flowering plants available to suit all budgets.

We can deliver for you throughout Dunstable and the surrounding areas and we can also arrange national delivery on many items.

Here’s a selection of photographs, you can order your spring flowers designs here.

In House Christmas Designs

We’ve spent today creating these beautiful bespoke Christmas flower designs specifically for our local customers. These stunning festive arrangements will be available from now until Christmas for either collection or delivery in and around Dunstable and the surrounding areas.

Christmas Gifts & Decorations At The Cottage Garden Flower Shop

We have a truly beautiful selection of Christmas gifts and decorations this year. From beautiful hand crafted, natural wood decorations to delightful ceramic figures and lovely light up festive scenes. We also have a selection of fair trade and eco-friendly gifts from nkuku that make superb Christmas gifts.

We’ll also shortly begin creating our luxurious holly wreaths and decorated door rings. We will of course have a wonderful selection of plants and flowers over the entire festive period.

Here’s a gallery of some of the beautiful items we have on display at the shop now. For a limited period* we’re offering a 5% discount on all non-perishable* items purchased at the shop, just mention this blog post and the code CHRISTMASFIVE when you visit the shop.

*Offer available until 16th December
*Offer can not be applied to flowers, plants, or Christmas Wreaths.

Christmas Flower Designs 2016

A quick look at some of the gorgeous Christmas flower designs we will be delivering across Dunstable and the surrounding villages this Christmas.  We can also send these flowers with Christmas greetings to friends and relatives across the UK for you.  We’ll have our usual wide selection of plants and Christmas gifts and our renowned luxury holly wreaths the latter which are available to pre-order now.  These flowers designs will be available to order from 14th November:-