Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Totternhoe School Christmas Fair

Totternhoe School will be holding their annual Christmas Fair on 30th November between 2-4 PM. There are always lots of fun activities and competitions for the children such as Face Painting, Lucky Dip, Hook A Bag, Arts & Crafts and there are various stalls for the adults to browse. We will have a stall and […]

We’re All Christmas’d Up

We’ve finally had time to display the rest of our gorgeous Christmas goodies. We’ve got some really lovely bits this year, from cosy light up festive scenes, to pretty angels and cheeky Santas and snowmen. Wonderful gifts and decorations, reindeer, ribbons, marquees and lots more. Please pop in and have a browse.

A Lovely Note…

We regularly receive positive feedback from our customers, often verbally in the shop or by phone, sometimes via social media and occasionally by letter.  We were thrilled to receive this lovely note from a recipient of some flowers that a customer had collected from our shop.  It reads as follows:- Dear Cottage Garden, My friend […]

His Last Shot

I recently came across this picture of my Great Grandfather (founder of The Cottage Garden Flower Shop) on a putting green at Dunstable Downs Golf Club. He was captain of the club in 1929 and the photograph appears to be some sort of memorial possibly presented to the family. I also remember my Grandmother, Clarice […]

St Mary’s Village Carnival Edlesborough July 2013

We were thrilled to be associated with Totternhoe Lower School’s winning float entered in this year’s procession at the St Mary’s Village Carnival.  We were happy to provide space and materials at the shop for the parents association to put together all the excellent work they had created with the children to make a truly […]

Daisy Chain

  What is a daisy chain? Quick Answer:- In floral terms, a garland of daisies threaded together. A daisy chain is a garland typically made with the common English or lawn daisy. The individual flowers are picked leaving sufficient length of stem to make a hole, usually with the thumbnail, to thread the next stem […]

The Lonely Bouquet

Sunday 30th June 2013 marked International Lonely Bouquet Day.  Conceived by Emily at Fleuropean the movement is dedicated to spreading warmth and happiness through the anonymous gifting of flowers.  You can view the Lonely Bouquet Facebook Page here. The idea is to create a small bouquet of flowers and leave it somewhere for someone to […]