Stephanie’s Secret Garden is a full service floral design studio in Poolesville, Maryland on her family's farm where her son, Sid, manages the Gypsy Flower Farm. The farm grows a wide variety of flowers, herbs and greenery, much of what is used in Stephanie's wedding and event designs, as well as everyday "just because" flowers and farm markets. The shop delights in creating a variety of floral styles, but is probably best known for its natural, organic, and European styles using vintagey and repurposed containers and flowers, herbs, greenery and berries that appeal to all of one's senses. Since 2006, Stephanie's Secret Garden has been designing gorgeous flowers for all kinds and sizes of events, special occasions, and venues, ranging from farms and vineyards to elegant ballroom settings. They take tremendous pride in creating fabulous arrangements which will enchance the atmosphere of your special day and celebaration ♡
The shop crafts all floral decor and personal flowers for your day including ceremony and reception decor, offers chuppah and wedding arch rentals, as well as props and container rentals.
Venue visits are made prior to the wedding or event date to familiarize our designers with your wedding venue, and complimentary bouquet and centerpiece samples are made several months prior to the wedding date so there are no wedding day surprises.
We are LGBTQ friendly🌈
The shop requires no minimum wedding flower budget, and includes complimentary samples of bouquets and centerpieces for all its brides.
Some of the services they offer include:
59 Reviews for Stephanie's Secret Garden
Recommended by 96% of couples
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User4582552 · 1+ year ago
Stephanie is an ARTIST, not just a simple florist. I spoke with a couple of florists before choosing to work with her for my wedding and she blew me away with her creativity. I am so happy she was available on my wedding day. Stephanie really listened to what I wanted but also had lots of suggestions -- which I absolutely loved and needed, since I did not know much about flowers. She worked very hard at maintaining my budget, offered different options to include all price ranges, and provided me with choices.Sent on 09/22/2015
The flowers came out stunning - breathtaking, romantic, and elegant. Everything turned out above and beyond what I expected. Stephanie also took charge of arranging and decorating the tables with the provided materials - which was so helpful - and made sure that everything looked impeccable as far as centerpieces went.
Stephanie runs a tight ship and everything was delivered as promised, on time, details were not omitted, and she went the extra mile for me. Her studio is a garden wonderland and as with every artist's studio there is a degree of organized chaos involved.. : ) Don't let this fool you because you will get everything done just right with lots of extra attention to detail. I would absolutely work with her again and recommend her to others.
Kirstin G. · Married on 04/18/2020
There's no better florist around.
I honestly don't know if there's enough space here to fully explain just how wonderful Stephanie is, and how perfect our experience with her was. My husband and I were married on May 15th, 2021. Our original date was may 16th of the previous year - but as with many of my fellow 2020, we had made the decision to postpone in light of the pandemic. This means that Stephanie worked with us, patiently and graciously, for almost two years. She was more than understanding of the situation, and adjusted our contract without hesitation. I mention this because I have heard horror stories about brides whose vendors refused to accommodate the new date, and even charged to change the contract. Stephanie did neither of these things - and I don't think it even crossed her mind. The relief and reassurance that brought, amidst all that turmoil, was indescribable.
Now, as far as the process of making a vision become a reality goes - Stephanie was spot on. She dealt with my (oftentimes) vague and abstract requests without even blinking an eye. I remember describing my desired color scheme for the as a "Colorado sunset," and she truly brought it to life. She requested a few photos to help visualize my idea, and was off! I'm not the most creative person but Stephanie absolutely is; she new exactly how to perfect and elevate each of my ideas. Stephanie also took each new request in stride, and there were many (I guess that's what happens when you have two years to plan!). She was never bothered or frustrated, just happy to help ensure my vision came to life.
I'd also like to mention that Stephanie and I were nearly two thousand miles apart throughout this entire process. Because of this, we relied heavily on email to communicate. She was incredibly communicative; always responding to my emails within a day, sending me photos of various flowers, potential arrangements, various fabrics to wrap the bouquets in, vases to use, the list goes on. Her level of communication was incredibly reassuring, given that I was so far away. I knew that I was in good hands, and trusted her completely.
I truly can't recommend Stephanie enough. She was incredible. I'll never forget walking into my venue on the wedding and seeing how beautifully she had transformed the space. The beauty of her work took my breath away. Stephanie - I can't thank you enough. You are the only florist I will ever recommend to my Maryland friends. You are that good.Sent on 06/18/2021
Stephanie's Secret Garden's reply:Kirstin--your wonderful review and all the time and thought you put into writing this leaves me speechless...thank you soooo much!
Kate M. · Married on 11/09/2019
Stephanie was wonderful to work with from start to finish! I was not entirely sure what I was looking for when she and I first sat down, but she spent a lot of time with me to learn about my style. We decided to go in one direction, but after she and I met again where she had created samples (a WONDERFUL perk of working with her!), I had a few different ideas that she completely went along with. Our flowers day of were absolutely gorgeous and had been set up perfectly by the time I arrived at the wedding venue. Lastly, Stephanie was willing to work within my budget! She is incredibly talented, creative, and a great listener. I could not recommend her more!Sent on 11/25/2019
Stephanie's Secret Garden should not be a secret... she makes lovely floral decorations for all seasons and all types of events. She is extremely creative, and knows how to make "one of a kind" floral masterpieces. She lives nearby Rocklands Farm, so the delivery time is short! I love having our local businesses here in the Agricultural Reserve of Montgomery County be a part of our wedding team!
We recently had the pleasure of working with Stephanie's Secret Garden and can't say enough about the beautiful floral designs created by Stephanie and her team. Their designs are always stylish and sophisticated!