Los Angeles’ very own English Garden knows exactly who their customers are. As they themselves say, matter-of-factly, “we’re for people who love flowers.” Specifically, that’s people who love flowers in the Westlake Village, Malibu, Agoura Hills, Calabasas and the Thousand Oaks area.
Founder Susan Winston first founded The English Garden way back in 1996, at a time when all the other anglophiles out there were more preoccupied with the Spice Girls, Blur vs. Oasis and a seductively smiley young politician by the name of Tony Blair… Susan however was more interested in the aesthetics of (you guessed it, clue in the name etc) English country gardens. You know the ones: full of lovingly cultivated bright blooms that retain a sense of the wild and the ancient. Susan carried this time-honored aesthetic across the Atlantic and into the bouquets that her and her team make to this day – as Susan says, “nothing is more beautiful than what nature creates.”
Not that Susan is some arch-traditionalist – her favorite floral moment was decidedly zeitgeist-y. “We created Kaia Gerber’s name in six foot tall letters, made entirely from daisies,” she says. “It was a present from Marc Jacobs, for both her sixteenth birthday and being the face of his ‘Daisy’ perfume brand. Contemporary and reverant: our kind of florist!