A Different Kind of Flower Shop

Stephanie's specializes in the creative, chic and unusual. Floral designs range from classic elegance to funky and over the top! Stephanie incorporates herbs, berries, fruits, feathers and ribbons. Containers are frequently vintage finds, teapots, and crystal compotes.

Weddings are a specialty, and no affair is too large or small. Weddings can be done in the entire Mid Atlantic area. Delivery in the Poolesville area, including Barnesville, Dickerson and Beallsville is free, and for a small charge delivery can be made to all parts of Montgomery and Frederick Counties, MD and most of Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

We Do Fabulous Weddings for All Budgets!

Thank you, Washingtonian and yet again WeddingWire… ❀

Stephanie’s Secret Garden Flower Shop started on a dream in a wee shop hidden within a plaza in the rural town of Poolesville; because of all her amazing & loyal flower people, Wedding Wire has awarded Stephanie (yet again!) the ‘WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award of 2017′ – and if that was not enough Stephanie is featured in ‘The 16 Coolest Washington Weddings of 2016′!

Link to full article in the Washingtonian ➳ https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/12/14/the-16-coolest-washington-weddings-of-2016/

❀ NEW Upcoming Workshop ~ Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop ❀

Chase away the January ‘blahs’ and come join Stephanie and other creative flower people for a Saturday afternoon workshop ~ Learn how to create your own hand tied bouquet and take home a unique, bespoke bouquet of flowers you have made yourself! Details below:

When: Saturday, January 28th at 2pm – 4pm
Where: Stephanie’s Secret Garden Flower Shop – 15115 Mount Nebo Road, Poolesville
Cost: $75.00, which includes wine, cheese & everything you need to make your own bouquet

✽ Space is limited so please message me on Facebook or give me a call at (301) 349-4050 ✽


Beyond excited to announce that my flowers have been featured in Washingtonian Magazine! Here is a wee peek of the pictures featured in the article & follow the link below to read the full article on the beautiful Nancy Bell and Jesse Vasquez wedding ❈




Link to the full article ➳ https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/12/05/texas-boho-flair-colorful-alexandria-restaurant-wedding/

Past Flower & Green Workshops with Stephanie ✾

The flower crown and wreath workshops were a beautiful success! We thank you all again so much for joining us and unleashing your inner flower child with Stephanie~

◐Pictured is the lovely Dawn Dolan◑

{Pictured is Stephanie’s daughter, Samantha}

Here are some lovely candids captured during the workshop ● All taken by the talented Terri Carbaugh Pitts ~
Caitlyn, Morgan & Kim delicately wrapping their flower crown foundation with ribbon
Stephanie’s daughter, Jessica, helping Sarah with her whimsical crown
Absolutely stunning from all angles~
Sarah’s almost finished flower masterpiece!
Lovely group of ladies flowers crowns & all~

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees & fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’” -Lewis Carroll

Sweet summertime faded to Autumn and Autumn faded into the chilly and crisp days of Winter. With each season’s palette, their departure leaves us with a new gift. Stephanie’s Secret Garden Shop would love to help you acknowledge all the wonderful colors and smells this new season brings along with it…

Enjoy these lovely photos from a recent wedding by Stephanie ❀ All taken by Amanda Summers Photography






“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” ~John Lennon

Photo captured by ● Terri Carbaugh Pitts

~these little succulents are looking for a good home – come to Stephanie’s shop to give them a forever home~

Stephanie can create a naturally exquisite bouquet or an arrangement that will show you the absolute meaning of “let the beauty of what you love, be what you do” ~Rumi


It’s always a good day when sunflowers are around ~

PicMonkey Collage2
Delicate flower crowns for an exquisitely beautiful wedding any time of the year at Rockwood Manor in Potomac, MD

The modern day Glass Slipper
~both photos taken by Brook Hedge~

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” Oscar Wilde

Our Weddings are Always Beautiful.. Our Bridal Consultations are always complimentary. Please ask us about our “brides on a budget” option…leave the bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres to us and we’ll help you to design and arrange your own unique reception flowers. Get together with your bridesmaids for a wedding flower party and learn the basics to create a beautiful wedding on a slim budget.

~ wee little update on only w e d d i n g delivery costs – Stephanie will always honor the ‘no charge delivery fee for the Poolesville area’ for miscellaneous flower arrangements, but for weddings (all locations included) there will a l w a y s be a delivery cost – sorry for any confusion or inconvenience, we hope you understand fellow flower friends ~



~ Above photographs were all taken by Amanda Summers Photography

A quote from this beautiful bride’s mother: “[These] are my daughter’s flowers, and they were perfect! [We] love Stephanie.”


Bridal bouquet at a lovely spring wedding at Little Seneca Lodge ~


Lovely Autumn wedding at the beautiful Comus Inn


Beautiful wedding outside of Mormon Temple

Cala Lilies make beautiful, yet simple bridal bouquets


Rustic ‘Country Chic’ Wedding at Comus Inn

Church door decor!


Summer Wedding at Seneca Lodge





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“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” Victor Hugo

I did not bring you roses
When you searched for something rare,
Instead I brought you daisies
And I hoped you wouldn’t care;

And now I look behind me
With a wistful little smile -
You would have taken dandelions
And loved me all the while.
☾ Linda Ori

Breathtaking wedding at the Comus Inn – Photo Credit goes to the talented Michelle Vantine Photography

Such a fun and lovely wedding at Rocklands Farm!

Wedding Wire Appreciation ❋ “Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow” Vincent van Gogh

Stephanie & her “flower friends”
(some would call them employees)
might say they “would rather wear flowers in their hair,
than diamonds around their neck” which Wedding Wire
obviously recognizes and truly appreciates ~

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Please, like us on Facebook at ‘Stephanie’s Secret Garden Flower Shop’ and feel free to follow Stephanie on Instagram at ’stephsecgard’ ~

Simon Mainwaring believes that “social media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to community.”
With that said, enjoy some lovely flower posts from Stephanie’s Secret Garden Facebook and Instagram profile:





It’s the little things that make Stephanie’s Secret Garden so special. Come take a peek at our collection!


Table arrangements for a Summer Wedding at Calleva

Flowers to brighten anyone’s day!

~ For those of you who are members of a garden club, I speak and hold demonstrations at many of the local clubs….I don’t charge for my time, just flowers and supplies and we always have fun ~

“Can we speak in flowers. It will be easier for me to understand.” -NW

More wedding samples from numerous different and wonderful weddings through the years ~

Lovely boutinniere at a summer wedding at Linganore Winecellars

‘Country Chic’ Boutonniere


‘Country Chic’ Corsage

Chili Pepper boutonniere!



We will be happy to “florally accessorize” your wedding cake!





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