The Secret Garden florist located in Decatur IL is one of those flower shops you love to browse in.  Our customers come back time and time again, to see what's new and exciting. We have serviced our community for over 20 years with the personal touches that say "our customers are special". We create the unusual as well as the traditional with a flair for the "unique".  

The Secret Garden flower shop is a full service family owned and operated florist. Our shop has two I.C.P.F. (Illinois Certified Professional Florist) members on staff to better serve you.   With over 37 years of combined experience our staff is ready to serve your floral needs.  

We carry gift baskets, silk florals, dried flowers, grave saddles year around, balloons, balloon wraps, an abundance of plants and more!

Our shop is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Our shop will always be closed on the following holidays: Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

We specialize in the following services:


  • Large inventory of fresh flowers
  • Tropicals
  • Plants
  • European/dish gardens
  • Contemporary and traditional arrangements
  • High-style floral arrangements
  • Silk arrangements
  • Weddings
  • Funeral design
  • Year around Grave Saddles
  • Extensive gift line
  • Gourmet and fruit baskets
  • Gift baskets
  • Leanin' Tree Gift Cards
  • Balloon Wraps
  • Balloon Arches
  • Yard Signs

sjp_I3A5579copy.jpg Michael & Lori Barrett ~ In January of 2010 my husband and I took ownership of the shop. As a florist with a strong passion for floral design, i continue learning, reading, and attending many classes to make my way to expert! I enjoy working with the flowers, the people, the ladies here, and of course my loving husband. Michael is also a novice, but has an eye for design. He will be heading up our yard sign business soon and you will see his smiling face in the shop and on deliveries. We hope you can stop in one Saturday and meet us both. That is the day you will always find us in the shop. Reading the morning news and drinking our coffee... if you get there early enough you may catch us before all the donuts are gone!

carol.JPG Carol Nash ~ Carol has been with The Secret Garden for over 12 years. She is an ICPF graduate and is training me along the way. The day to day operations along with designing, delivering, and working with our clients are just a few of the things you will find her doing around the shop. She has a long background in design, selling Home Interiors was the way she found her love of design. We hope you can stop in and say hello, she would love to help you "say it with flowers".

sheryl.JPG Sheryl Polley ~ Sheryl has been with The Secret Garden for 18 years. She is our resident balloonist, artist, designer, delivery expert, and wedding specialist. She is the artistic type ~ Full of great ideas, inspiration, and wonderful design ideas. If you want it she can do it. She makes everything from our wedding designs, balloon sculptures, to our spa baskets. With all of her creative ideas she can truly help you "say it with flowers".

Amy.JPG Amy Hamilton ~ Amy loves to call her self our "grunt". Amy does a little bit of everything on Saturdays. Deliveries are her main task but when things are slow you can spot her cleaning. Now with 2 children under the age of 7 at home you would think Amy would have enough of cleaning. She enjoys her time at the shop and really loves spending time around all of the flowers. We think she is great, someday maybe we will promote her to "lead grunt".




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