Notes from Shady Grove Gardens and Nursery, including wedding information and photos as well as nursery specials, gardening tips and news. We are specialty cut flower growers in Ashe and Watauga Counties NC. We supply wedding flowers throughout the High Country, Boone, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis, and Linville NC.
Visit us at the Watauga County Farmers Market.
These are general base prices, please assume extra flowers, special orders and extra time will increase your cost. Pricing is for all our own, locally grown, flowers. For a true estimate, contact Susan or send in an order form.
"It looks like a lot of numbers, but we'd like everyone to know basic pricing up front. We work very hard to make your day perfect and we charge a fair price for our professional services. Feel free to call me for clarificationor additional decor. " Susan
If you want me to price out your wedding, we do it per item. Please fill out the design form on the order page or request one via email. mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Centerpieces/vase arrangements: these have so many variables with size, flowers, season and placement it's best if you call for your specific needs. We can provide you with beautiful full flower arrangements for $35-$200.
Guest tables: Centerpieces can be created in many different price ranges but you should expect to pay at least $35.00 for a vase arrangement, most are $55. Small clusters of milk bottles are $20 with elevated centerpieces starting at $150.00. The price of centerpieces increases with the use of expensive blossoms or if the pieces are exceptionally, rich, and full.
Garland of foliage is surprising pricey, especially after the hurricane, damaging vast farms in Florida. Expect to pay at least $16/foot with Eucalyptus. We can offer some form alternatives table treatments.
These base prices are using our locally grown flowers- farm direct from Ashe County, NC.
Table-scaping with woodsie decor, moss, twigs, branches, votives are per table.
We offer clusters of milk bottles, milk glass, bud vases, punch cups, mixed clear vases @$20-65/cluster or per table.
Any containers supplied by the bride must be proven water tight!
If we design with your containers, photos of all of them, must be provided before the 6 week check-in. Containers must be delivered in sturdy boxes, for delivery to the venue along with packing materials.
Shepherd’s Hooks rental: Quart mason jars and flowers Hooks, jars and wire hanger with specific colors or flowers $39, mixed $35 Hooks, jars with ribbon hanger and specific colors or flowers $39, mixed $35 Hooks, jars and wire basket to hang them, with specific colors or flowers $40, mixed flowers @$36 Hooks only $5 each rental, plus hard goods deposit Hanging Wire baskets only -$6 each -rental We offer both black and white Shepherd's hooks. Yard stakes hold jars like a wrought iron cup holder @$5 rental or specific colors or flowers $39, mixed $35 Arbor: Our wrought iron arbor set up, delivered/picked up: fully decorated with greenery and willow @ $450, with flowers @$500-700
Using an onsite arbor: decoration with seasonal flowers and greenery $300-500 out of season flowers etc will be extra.
Arbor or larger Swags $150-250 each
Flower and foliage garland for any arbor: $24/foot
Foliage only garland, for any arbor: $16+/foot
Vines for Arbor DIY : $10.00/bunch 2-3’ Sweet pea vine, Lonicera
Garland for tables: varies with flower and foliage choices Garland with flowers: $24/foot+ Greenery garland for tables: $16+/foot All-flower table runner -designed on site $30/foot- July-September
Clusters for tables: a good choice for long tables as well as round
3 small milk bottles $20 per cluster, a minimum of $200 or 10 clusters
Punch cups 3-5/table @$30-45/per cluster - large single flowers, like peonies or dahlias
White Milk glass bud vase clusters: 3-5 simple -single variety vases $25 per cluster (using dahlia, anemone, peony or ranunculus @$28/cluster)
A mix of daisies/wildflowers 3-5 standard vases $50-60/table
Using your bud vases; MUST be bud vases 3-5/ cluster @ $8 per vase
Hiring us to fill small bud vase and jars onsite -will be a minimum charge of $100 plus flowers. Time beyond 1 hour will be billed @ $100 per hour ( for 2 people).
Farm fresh Rosemary or Lavender sprigs for the napkins $10 per table with $30 minimum
Lavender bloom sprigs: 3-6 blooms with small ribbon tie 2.00 each, July August minimum 15 bundles = $30 (dried other times of the year)
Much larger Lavender bunches, dried, large handful, @$ 8-10
Fresh Flower petals for throwing, July through Mid-October, seasonal flowers, usually hydrangea $20, 1 gallon zip-lock
2.5 gal. Buckets of mixed flower petals $40 each July through October- for the aisle
Small bouquet to hang from ribbon on shepherds hook for the ceremony $20-$25
Aisle Tulle draping on shepherds hooks $200
Rental of hooks $5 each, (12 available) minimum charge $35
Vines on tables or altar area $50-200
Votives $10.00 per round table, others per setting
Edible flowers $20 clamshell size
Cake topper or loose cake flowers to decorate @$30
Pots of Rosemary, < 75@ $5 for 4” pot, or > 75 @ $4.50 - lead time 2 months
Pots of Lavender 4” sq. < 100@ $5, or> 100 @ $4.50 -July- October
Succulent sales: 3” size ~$5, some $4-9 depending of size and variety
Mantle decoration lots of greenery with flowers $300-, mantle of vases $120-300
Very full mantle lots of flowers, less greenery - good for a dark room $400.
Swag arrangements for doors: most $75, extra large for arbors etc. $150-250
Pew/chair arrangements $20-30 hung with ribbon, just foliage @$15
Pew bows $10
Grape Vine Wreath decorated with flowers @$80- rental
Wrought iron small tables for urn placement 30"ht. $12 rental
Hanging decor starts @$75 >
Hardgood Deposits: All vase and urn rentals require a deposit or a credit card # to hold. Returns are expected by Monday.
Long Tables choices:
Reception Flowers: tables 8' (10+ person tables) $40-100, for vases and bud vase clusters
long low arrangement: $80 container included
All-flower table runner @$30/foot - see photo below
oblong wood or twig boxes @$65-85 each
Loose foliage down the center, various types available @$26-40 per 8' farm table. Check minimums
Bridal Bouquet $130-200, your style and color, all-peony bouquets will be more
Cascade $150-200- and larger bouquets, these often include imported flowers
Bridesmaids $75 burlap, lace, or jute add $5
Garden Flower style- bridal bouquet; mixed bright, farm fresh flowers, wildflower style, growers choice. Medium size with standard wrap $95, Bridesmaids @$65.
Succulents add $5-9
Wholesale flowers for the bouquets adds $5-50, some minimums may apply
Corsages $30, nosegays and mussie tussies and wrist $25
Single flowers, to carry with ribbon - $10
Halo $50, Bridal Flower Crown- $65-100 -these are base prices
Women’s boutonnieres $20-23
Flowers for hair $20
Minimum for personal flowers $250 a la carte items are usually picked up on Friday afternoon
Wedding deliver will be 10% of the floral design total. Minimum for delivery is $1800.
Clean-up, return trips, breakdown: will double the above charges.
Pickups at the Nursery can be arranged for most anytime, free unless you have a reception to be packed & boxed. An approximate pickup time is required.
Pickups can be arranged for The Watauga Co. Farmers Market most Saturdays @ $25 charge. (for a few buckets or bouquets)
We hold credit cards for extras, deposits, hard-goods, deliveries, cleanups etc.
Extra charge for packing up reception flowers to be picked up (boxing charge) $25
Some weekends delivery for smaller orders can be arranged for $200.
Flowers by the stem or the standard floral bunch
Lime Light Hydrangea- 8/15-frost fresh- 4.00ea lime/white turning pink All Hydrangeas preserved plain or colors 3.50 each P.G. Hydrangea 8/10-frost 1.50ea white or pink later Little Lamb Hydrangea 7/30- frost Fresh 1.50- white or pink later White or Pink Conical Hydrangeas: Tardiva, Pink Diamond, Unique 8-frost 1.50 each Sunflowers - medium 6/15-frost 1.50-2.00, and small .75 Greenhouse Sunflowers 2.00-2.25 each ( out of season) Dahlias:- purples, white, pinks, oranges, red, burgundy, apricot, yellow, salmon, gold, mauve pink, hot pink, bunches or by the mixed bucketful @$95 Zinnia: red, lilac, purple, orange, yellow, white, lime, pink, coral 10.00/10 Red and Gold Winter Berry Holly -deciduous, 9/20>December Lilac 4/2-6/8 2.10 each Peonies 4.50 ( in season)- none promised after June 15th blush, reds, pink, coral, white Grasses and Grains 6/15-frost ~8.00/b Lavender 8.00/b fresh or dried Lisianthus- purple/blue, white, cream, pink, soft pink, champagne, salmon, rose, lime, misty blue, picotee blue, mini white and mini rose. 2.25-3.00 per stem, late July- early November Shasta Daisy 7/10-9/6 - call for later blooms Alliums -May only 5/8-6/1 1.00- 1.50 Snowball Viburnum branches- May only 5/8-6/1 2.50 each Snowberries 8/1 -November, pink, white, green 1.50 each Cranberry Viburnum 7/10-early Sept. fruit/berries 2.00 each large stem- starting green>blush>red Larkspur-6/10-7/5 10.00/bunch purple/blue Yarrow -6-7/15 yellow, red, white, pink 10.00/10 Phlox - pinks, purple or white 7/5-9/5 10.00/10 LLB- Green /stem Nigella pods 9.00/b River Oats 10.00/b Ranunculus April- >Early June white, pastel pink, blush, salmon peach
Anemone - white, pastel mix Tulips April -> 5/25 2.00 each, Double and Parrot type @$3.00 each Daffodils Stratosphere date varies March- usually April Daffodils - white, double April-