Natural sympathy flowers

Sympathy or floral tribute work can be a very rewarding experience, both for the family involved and the florist. I prefer working on natural arrangements that are very different in style - a far cry from the traditional crysanthemum based designs. I can create a full sized coffin spray for a natural burial just using moss, twine and twigs as a base - no plastic or floral foam involved. The beauty of the natural materials shines through, which is particularly fitting for woodland burials.

Moss sympathy base Spring posy Floral funeral tribute
Coffin spray Red rose tribute

Individual stems are a lovely way for friends and family to take a moment with their memories and lay the flower at the graveside or on the coffin.

Flowers in basket Flowers in packet
Wicker casket spray Natural funeral tribute Natural funeral tribute
Moss sympathy base Vase of flowers

Prices start from £35 for a small hand-tied posy. Mossed base work starts at £45 for a smaller piece, rising to around £120 for a full length spray. Foliage garlanding on wicker coffins is around £60 depending on size, foliage type and flower content.

Coffin garlanding Coffin flowers Wicker coffin flowers

Letters and names continue to be popular for funerals. I can create eco letters entirely on a moss base and wicker frame as well as more traditional Oasis letters, although these I do with mixed flowers rather than the traditional chrysanthemums and florists ribbon border. Letters start at £40 each for simpler designs either on a moss base or Oasis base.

Funeral tribute Funeral tribute
Moss sympathy base Coffin flowers Moss letter

All items are bespoke and can be designed around requests for specific colours or flowers from the family.

High summer coffin spray Natural church installation