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The Posy Patch funeral casket spray with hydrangeas and roses
Hand Tied Sheaf by Wendy Paul Organic Blooms

Funerals inspired by nature

We’ll help you to find natural funeral flowers with a softer, wilder feel that are as individual as the people they’re made for.

A scented summer rose casket spray by The Posy Patch, Derby.

Casket spray.

An arrangement which sits on top of the coffin. Available in different sizes and often termed ‘double ended’ or ‘single ended’.  Double ended tapers to a point at both ends, whereas single ended has a straighter edge at the head end, tapering to a point towards the foot.  It’s often chosen as the main arrangement.

Little Park Flowers foliage funeral wreath


Usually an open centred ring or sometimes an open centred heart.  These can be fully decorated, or garlanded  to cover only part of a decorative base.  Natural wreath bases can be woven willow or twiggy bases, or frames covered in moss.  Can be the main flowers or used as  additional arrangements for a funeral.

Tied Sheaf by Wendy Paul Organic Blooms

Tied sheaf

A tied sheaf is a beautifully simple form of funeral flowers. Like a large flat-backed bouquet, a sheaf is made to lie on top of the coffin and can be used instead of a casket spray or wreath. Can be used as the main flowers or as an additional arrangement for funerals.

Branchout MK Posies for a funeral display


Posy can mean different things, so check with your chosen florist. A ‘posy pad’  is a round dish (usually of floral foam) filled with flowers.  Posies can also be small tied bunches of flowers which can be attached to the sides of the coffin or placed on it as small tributes as part of the ceremony. Can also be used to decorate the wake, placed in small jars or vases.

Organic Blooms Casket1


A garland or swag can be made of foliage, flowers or a mix of both and is wrapped around the coffin or attached to the sides and ends. It isn’t possible to weave flowers through willow or rattan coffins so garlands are a practical way to add flowers to the sides. Check with your undertaker if you’re not sure how the garland or swag might be added to your chosen type of coffin and they will be able to advise you.