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!

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“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” ~ Lauren DeStefano

Sweet, sweet summertime is the most mesmerizing time of the year; the earth laughs in flowers, the air is soaked in sunshine, the night sings the nostalgic melody of the peep frogs and cicadas, while the fireflies dance to their rhythm ❆


Stay up to date with everything Stephanie has to offer this Summer from her workshops to the latest delivery of flowers to her shop via Facebook – & of course give us a ring; we at Stephanie’s Secret Garden love making someone’s day that much more special with a bouquet or arrangement of fresh flowers ❂ Happy Summer to all my fellow flower children!

“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Thank you, Washingtonian Magazine and yet again Wedding Wire… 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 awarded Stephanie (yet again!) the ‘WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award of 2017′ – and if that was not enough Stephanie was featured in the Washingtonian for ‘The 16 Coolest Washington Weddings of 2016′ and her flowers were also featured in an article on the beautiful wedding of Nancy Bell & Jesse Vasquez!

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

Link to the full article on Nancy’s and Jesse’s Wedding ➳ https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/12/05/texas-boho-flair-colorful-alexandria-restaurant-wedding/

Past Flower, Succulent & Green Workshops with Stephanie ✾

Photo captured by the very talented ➳ Terri Carbaugh Pitts

All of the past workshops have been a beautiful success! We thank you all again so much for joining us and unleashing your inner flower child with Stephanie ~ Stay tuned via Facebook for any upcoming workshops!

Green on green on green! Some finished pieces from Stephanie’s succulent workshop ~

◐Pictured is the lovely Dawn Dolan◑

{Stephanie’s daughter, Samantha, wearing a wedding flower crown}

Lovely candids captured during one of the flower crown workshops ● PC: 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 flower crowns & all ~

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” ~Helen Keller

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


“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 ~

Time is flying by & wedding season is now upon us! Here are a few lovely photos from one of Stephanie’s April weddings ↬

◈ Photos captured by the talented, ‘Mathy Shoots People’ ◈

Enjoy more lovely photos from another beautiful wedding earlier this year by Stephanie ~


◩ Above photos were captured 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 the 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



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

Such a fun and lovely wedding at Rocklands Farm!

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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



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 ~

Stephanie's Secret Garden Reviews
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Please, like us on Facebook @ ‘Stephanie’s Secret Garden Flower Shop’ & 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:






“Photographing a cake can be art.” -Irving Penn

In most cases, that is 100% true & on that note introducing, the [almost] graduate of L’Acadamie de Cuisine & most talented (yes, I may be bias) pastry chef around, Miss Jessica Egly ↯





Jessica will be joining Stephanie in her wedding business, making every bride’s day special & beautiful not just in flowers, but in wedding cakes ⤐ Contact Stephanie about customising your unique wedding cake! Feel free to follow Jessica on Instagram @bakedbyegly





Contact Us

Stephanie’s Secret Garden is Poolesville’s only florist, located a few miles from town, at 15115 Mount Nebo Road

Open Wednesday – Saturday

Order your flowers by phone!
(301) 349-4050

Or, contact us by email: Stephanie@StephaniesSecretGarden.com

Here’s a map to the shop. Come take a peek!