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Stephanie's Secret Garden

Poolesville , MD
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Willow Pond Farm, 15115 Mount Nebo Road
Poolesville, MD 20837 US (map)

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301-349-4050

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Stephanie's Secret Garden Flower Shop is located on a small family farm in Poolesville, Md., where many of the flowers, herbs and greens used at the shop are grown . The shop specializes... Read more
Stephanie's Secret Garden Flower Shop is located on a small family farm in Poolesville, Md., where many of the flowers, herbs and greens used at the shop are grown . The shop specializes in the unusual and different...rustic, chic and vintagey styles are a favorite and weddings are definitely a specialty, along with any and all events.

Complete floral design and decor services are provided for your event no matter the size or location, and we have no minimum budget amount required. The Secret Garden has done weddings from Baltimore, Maryland down to Warrenton, Virginia.

Stephanie's Secret Garden is a preferred vendor for several close to Poolesville and Montgomery County venues...The Comus Inn, Stronghold Mansion at Sugarloaf Mountain, as well as Montgomery Parks and their five wedding/event venues.

We welcome all inquiries and consultations at your convenience, and they are always free. The shop also provides complimentary samples of the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets and table centerpieces.

Many brides are choosing to do part of their wedding flowers themselves, such as their centerpieces , and we are happy to sell you the loose flowers to do this, as well as provide mini classes at our shop for these DIY projects! Bring your bridesmaids, moms, and sisters and make a pre- wedding girls night evening or Saturday afternoon event of it.!! Read less
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Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you provide free or for charge sample arrangements?
Free
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

REVIEWS

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Ruby
Wedding:
10/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Because of Stephanie, our wedding decor was romantic, rustic, and more beautiful that I ever could have imagined! She worked with us from the beginning to figure out our concept and then made everything happen. We were so thrilled with the results. She was incredibly flexible and worked with our budget - very impressive in this industry! Everything was beautiful and I had no doubt that it would be. Definitely work with Stephanie's Secret Garden for your event.
Because of Stephanie, our wedding decor was romantic, rustic, and more beautiful that I ever could have imagined! She Read more...
Because of Stephanie, our wedding decor was romantic, rustic, and more beautiful that I ever could have imagined! She worked with us from the beginning to figure out our concept and then made everything happen. We were so thrilled with the results. She was incredibly flexible and worked with our budget - very impressive in this industry! Everything was beautiful and I had no doubt that it would be. Definitely work with Stephanie's Secret Garden for your event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Stephanie. Our wedding was rustic, at a barn, with close friends and family. I wanted our flowers to work with that feeling, not compete or try to overwhelm. Stephanie worked with my ideas and came up with beautiful plans. Our bouquets were gorgeous! She also ordered grasses and flowers for me so I could DIY my centerpieces. I highly recommend Stephanie's Secret Garden!
I loved working with Stephanie. Our wedding was rustic, at a barn, with close friends and family. I wanted our flowers to Read more...
I loved working with Stephanie. Our wedding was rustic, at a barn, with close friends and family. I wanted our flowers to work with that feeling, not compete or try to overwhelm. Stephanie worked with my ideas and came up with beautiful plans. Our bouquets were gorgeous! She also ordered grasses and flowers for me so I could DIY my centerpieces. I highly recommend Stephanie's Secret Garden! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Stephanie is great! she worked with us to make exactly what we wanted.

We met about 3 times before the wedding. She listened to the ideas that I had and showed me all different flower options to go with it. We would email back and forth with flowers she thought would work well. I wanted something vintage and romantic and she gave me exactly that.

She was always accommodating. She was understanding when I changed my "vision" a few months before the wedding.

She also worked with my budget. She always kept me in the loop with all of the flower prices. She delivered all of my flowers day of.

She planned one of our meetings to work around my bridal shower. She let me keep the trial bouquets to display at my shower. It was so nice!

We will be working with her for all of our future floral needs.
Stephanie is great! she worked with us to make exactly what we wanted.

We met about 3 times before the wedding. Read more...
Stephanie is great! she worked with us to make exactly what we wanted.

We met about 3 times before the wedding. She listened to the ideas that I had and showed me all different flower options to go with it. We would email back and forth with flowers she thought would work well. I wanted something vintage and romantic and she gave me exactly that.

She was always accommodating. She was understanding when I changed my "vision" a few months before the wedding.

She also worked with my budget. She always kept me in the loop with all of the flower prices. She delivered all of my flowers day of.

She planned one of our meetings to work around my bridal shower. She let me keep the trial bouquets to display at my shower. It was so nice!

We will be working with her for all of our future floral needs. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.1/5.0
Stephanie's bouquets, corsages, and boutineers were beautiful from the start, and you can tell she knows the flower industry and has skill.

The centerpieces went through a couple revisions - the final centerpieces on the day of were beautiful, but the 2 drafts had my mom and I wondering if we should forfeit our deposit, or decide to do the centerpieces ourselves. The first ones were a few little flowers haphazardly put into vases and a bowl. The second was some hydrangea stuffed into a bowl. Once she quoted about $2,000 for flowers, I suggested switching the orchids in the long glass vases with a cheap flower - she used stock flower in her sample, and somehow still quoted $45 each! She kept hedging about the price, and didn't give us a final estimate until weeks later, and sent it in typed in an email, and even had an error in it ($30x5 is $150, not $155). The other vendors I had all sent official looking contracts. She kept arguing with me about a flower I wanted being blue - to my eye it was a bluish-purple.

Meetings with her were 3 hours long and inefficient. Both meetings at her flower shop she had computer problems and we had to sit and wait while she tried to fix it. Rather than having bouquets or samples ready for us, we had to sit and watch her prepare them. When my mom, MIL, and I met with her at the church and at the reception (10 minute drive from the church), it was a long meeting from 6 to 9. Stephanie ignored my MIL completely - it's like she wasn't even there. And just when I thought we had talked over something to death, resolved it, and moved on, she brought it up again.

She messed up the church flower pews - we paid her to do 10 bunches of baby's breath, spaced every other pew (it was 10 pews on each side of the aisle). Instead she did one bunch every pew, going back 5 rows, making the flowers look all bunched up in front and the rest look sparse. Very uneven and not what we discussed.

Not sure how she won a Wedding Wire award.
Stephanie's bouquets, corsages, and boutineers were beautiful from the start, and you can tell she knows the flower Read more...
Stephanie's bouquets, corsages, and boutineers were beautiful from the start, and you can tell she knows the flower industry and has skill.

The centerpieces went through a couple revisions - the final centerpieces on the day of were beautiful, but the 2 drafts had my mom and I wondering if we should forfeit our deposit, or decide to do the centerpieces ourselves. The first ones were a few little flowers haphazardly put into vases and a bowl. The second was some hydrangea stuffed into a bowl. Once she quoted about $2,000 for flowers, I suggested switching the orchids in the long glass vases with a cheap flower - she used stock flower in her sample, and somehow still quoted $45 each! She kept hedging about the price, and didn't give us a final estimate until weeks later, and sent it in typed in an email, and even had an error in it ($30x5 is $150, not $155). The other vendors I had all sent official looking contracts. She kept arguing with me about a flower I wanted being blue - to my eye it was a bluish-purple.

Meetings with her were 3 hours long and inefficient. Both meetings at her flower shop she had computer problems and we had to sit and wait while she tried to fix it. Rather than having bouquets or samples ready for us, we had to sit and watch her prepare them. When my mom, MIL, and I met with her at the church and at the reception (10 minute drive from the church), it was a long meeting from 6 to 9. Stephanie ignored my MIL completely - it's like she wasn't even there. And just when I thought we had talked over something to death, resolved it, and moved on, she brought it up again.

She messed up the church flower pews - we paid her to do 10 bunches of baby's breath, spaced every other pew (it was 10 pews on each side of the aisle). Instead she did one bunch every pew, going back 5 rows, making the flowers look all bunched up in front and the rest look sparse. Very uneven and not what we discussed.

Not sure how she won a Wedding Wire award. Read less
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Stephanie's Secret Garden responded with the following comments:

This negative review is based on a great deal of erroneous information. It should first be noted that the bride thought her wedding flowers were beautiful though, which is really the bottom line. Everyone wants their wedding to be beautiful, and the florists in this case worked very hard and with a great deal of patience to accomplish this on a very minimal budget allocation for the flowers. All the meetings which were thought to be a waste of time were done at no charge for flowers, supplies or time-which was considerable. Only one meeting at the shop (along with an on site meeting) would have been necessary if the bride hadn't changed her mind several times along the way, and requested new samples to be made..all done graciously and at no charge, neither for the bouquets or the centerpiece samples. She had a budget of less than $25.00 per table for most of her centerpieces, which even the most resourceful florist would be hard pressed to work with...yet we did it and did it beautifully as she herself said. Samples were not done ahead of time because most brides like to have input and watch the process. She had sent numerous emails of ideas she had and pictures she had found...all of which took much time to respond to. Besides the 3 meetings, we were asked to do new samples and email the pictures to the bride and her mother for review. Only 4/5 of the centerpieces were done at $45.00, and those used were a very specific variety of purple orchid that was special ordered. The balance of the centerpieces were less than $15.00 each which was a challenge but was accomplished. Church flowers were discussed and changed many times-- the pew flowers that were done at the wedding were EXACTLY as had been requested. This bride was treated respectfully and with utmost patience, which was not reciprocated; Any bride would be hard pressed to find a more talented florist to work this hard for so little in return, most notably, courtesy.
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T
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Stephanie did the bouquets and I purchased loose flowers from her for my wedding back in May. She was amazing to work with. We must have exchanged HUNDREDS, if not more, emails and I met with her twice for almost 3hrs each time. She is so passionate about flowers and couldnt have been more helpful and patient with me. I couldnt have been happier with my bouquets and flowers. My bouquets were GORGEOUS and the loose flowers were the best quality. If you are looking for a personalize florist for your wedding then Stephenie is the BEST! Her prices are VERY competitive as well and a free consultation!
Stephanie did the bouquets and I purchased loose flowers from her for my wedding back in May. She was amazing to work Read more...
Stephanie did the bouquets and I purchased loose flowers from her for my wedding back in May. She was amazing to work with. We must have exchanged HUNDREDS, if not more, emails and I met with her twice for almost 3hrs each time. She is so passionate about flowers and couldnt have been more helpful and patient with me. I couldnt have been happier with my bouquets and flowers. My bouquets were GORGEOUS and the loose flowers were the best quality. If you are looking for a personalize florist for your wedding then Stephenie is the BEST! Her prices are VERY competitive as well and a free consultation! Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Stephanie was awesome! She's very talented and was very accommodating to my budget and schedule. I ordered bouquets, boutonnieres, and loose flowers for centerpiece vases. I was able to pick up my flowers from Stephanie the day before the wedding and drop them off at the venue (Comus Inn) during the ceremony rehearsal. I was a little nervous that they would wilt by the next day, but they looked great! I loved my bouquets!
Stephanie was awesome! She's very talented and was very accommodating to my budget and schedule. I ordered bouquets, Read more...
Stephanie was awesome! She's very talented and was very accommodating to my budget and schedule. I ordered bouquets, boutonnieres, and loose flowers for centerpiece vases. I was able to pick up my flowers from Stephanie the day before the wedding and drop them off at the venue (Comus Inn) during the ceremony rehearsal. I was a little nervous that they would wilt by the next day, but they looked great! I loved my bouquets! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Stephanie made us feel like family members. She was very warm and welcomin. She was patient and kind and didn't laugh at any of our dumb, novice questions. She even came up with inovative ways to help us save money on our tight budget. She was very flexible - she worked with our schedule and even offered to be up very early (outside of her usual business hours) to meet with us. She is easy going and has a great knowledge of what looks and smells just right for every event. We would HIGHLY recommend Stephanie to any of our friends and family.
Stephanie made us feel like family members. She was very warm and welcomin. She was patient and kind and didn't laugh at Read more...
Stephanie made us feel like family members. She was very warm and welcomin. She was patient and kind and didn't laugh at any of our dumb, novice questions. She even came up with inovative ways to help us save money on our tight budget. She was very flexible - she worked with our schedule and even offered to be up very early (outside of her usual business hours) to meet with us. She is easy going and has a great knowledge of what looks and smells just right for every event. We would HIGHLY recommend Stephanie to any of our friends and family. Read less
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scotia
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.6/5.0
everything was done so well and turned out beautifully : )
everything was done so well and turned out beautifully : )
everything was done so well and turned out beautifully : ) Read less
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Corey
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved my flowers! Stephanie was great. I could tell that she wanted my bouquet and the rest of the flowers to be exactly how I wanted. She was very patient and asked a lot of questions to make sure everything was perfect. Here are some pictures: http://www.brooketysonphotography.com/2013/06/sneak-peek-corey-steve.html
I loved my flowers! Stephanie was great. I could tell that she wanted my bouquet and the rest of the flowers to be exactly Read more...
I loved my flowers! Stephanie was great. I could tell that she wanted my bouquet and the rest of the flowers to be exactly how I wanted. She was very patient and asked a lot of questions to make sure everything was perfect. Here are some pictures: http://www.brooketysonphotography.com/2013/06/sneak-peek-corey-steve.html Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I gave Stephanie a lot of freedom in designing the flower arrangements for my wedding and she did a wonderful job. She went above and beyond with all her personal touches. It was everything I wanted and all my guests made comments about how beautiful my flowers were. What I loved most about Stephanie was that she was not a huge business where I would get lost in the crowd. Everything was very personal and I never felt pressured or rushed. Stephanie is a very down to earth but professional florist and I would highly recommend her for weddings or any event!
I gave Stephanie a lot of freedom in designing the flower arrangements for my wedding and she did a wonderful job. She Read more...
I gave Stephanie a lot of freedom in designing the flower arrangements for my wedding and she did a wonderful job. She went above and beyond with all her personal touches. It was everything I wanted and all my guests made comments about how beautiful my flowers were. What I loved most about Stephanie was that she was not a huge business where I would get lost in the crowd. Everything was very personal and I never felt pressured or rushed. Stephanie is a very down to earth but professional florist and I would highly recommend her for weddings or any event! Read less
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