At The English Garden Florist of Raleigh, flowers are more than a business; they are a way of life. As third generation florists, founders Warren English and Cydney Davis-English had the wonderful experience of literally growing up in the business—their mothers both kept playpens in the design room. More than sixty years ago, their grandmothers, Warren's "Nanny" in Wilmington, NC, and Cydney's "Granny B" in Roseboro, NC, opened florists when they were left as single mothers (one divorced, one widowed) with young families to rear on their own. Their parents each continued their family's floral tradition. Warren's mother, Sarah, owned and operated an award-winning florist in Wilmington, NC, until her retirement in the mid-1990s. After Cydney's grandmother's retirement, her father, Richard, opened his first florist and together with her mom, Sidney, they have been among the state's most successful and respected shop owners for over forty years.
The English Garden is a locally owned and operated full-service florist and gift store serving the Raleigh/Durham Triangle and its surrounding communities, including Cary, Morrisville, RTP and Chapel Hill. They appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your floral and gift needs.
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Recommended by 99% of couples
Matt · Married on 06/16/2018
At first I was like "Damn, flowers are expensive" but then after seeing the flowers on our day I was like "DAMN THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL!!" Lacey is the truth when it comes to wedding flowers, and while flowers might be expensive, weddings are freaking expensive so you might as well make sure you get the most bang for your buck: and that's what Lacey did. She did some amazing arrangements (teardrop bouquet for my beautiful bride, amazing Chuppah flowers, TIE DYE DENDROBIUM ORCHIDS!!) Honestly we gave her some ideas and she took our shades of blue theme and blew (pun) it out of the water. Our wedding certainly would have been a whole lot more ordinary without Lacey. She arrived early to set up, flowers were immaculate, and she even worked with us to keep our costs down by helping us freshen up some flowers we had used at the rehearsal dinner and were re-purposing. If I get married again I would certainly have Lacey do the flowers for that wedding as well!Sent on 07/30/2018
P.S. if you are thinking of blues/purples check out tie dye dendrobium orchids and thank me later
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L'Erin & Sha'Quitta · Married on 07/27/2018
When we started planning our wedding we were adamant about not using a florist. While tuxedo shopping, I received a business card for the English Garden. I decided to stop by on my way home to see if they could make the boutonnieres for my guys. From the moment I walked into the shop everyone was awesome! The family-like atmosphere was very inviting, which caused us to eventually order more than we originally planned. Each time we visited, they remembered us by face, and showed an equal amount of excitement for our big day. They even held secrets that we tried to keep from one another. All in all, this was one of the best decisions we could have made. They delivered our items on time to our venue and even gifted us flower arrangements for both the bridal and grooms suites. We will definitely be using these guys again!
alisa · Married on 06/30/2018
Can you say fabulous!!!??? Absolutely fabulous to work with for our son/daughter in laws wedding. Easy to meet, easy to talk to. Lacey was terrific with our newest daughter - who doesn't like decisions at all. The flowers were more than I had expected - the reception hall when we walked in was "breath taking". They did a fantastic job, and we were all out of town to handle this. Literally met with Lacey 2 times. The initial meeting with just myself - and a second meeting with our bride. She had it all down and followed through with the details. Couldn't ask for better. Thank you Lacey and English Garden!!!
English Garden has created beautiful wedding bouquets for my clients, and they do a wonderful job taking their vision and bringing it to life!
An amazing team to work with. They are professional, punctual, easy to work with and very accomodating to each of my brides I am planning their wedding. Did I mention they are great designers and work with most budgets. Thanks Cydney for your creativity and impeccable taste in creating my brides' vision.
We absolutely love The English Garden! Not only did we hire them for our own wedding, but as photographers, every wedding we have done with The English Garden is always gorgeous and so tasteful! They really now how to hear the bride's "voice" for her wedding and really speak with flowers!!