Named for the beautiful Sweetbay Magnolia tree that grows throughout the Eastern Shore, Sweetbay Flowers is a wedding and event florist located in Royal Oak, in the heart of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In the Sweetbay gardens, there is something growing or blooming year round. Peonies in the spring, annuals filling up the summer months, glorious dahlias for the fall and an extensive array of greenery, all accent the many floral designs we create. Holiday decorating is also a busy time for us as we create wreaths, swags, kissing balls, centerpieces and a variety of unique and custom-designed decorations. Sweetbay Flowers offers the freshest flowers and attention to detail for every wedding, event, and special occasion.
Nancy BeattyOwner & Head Florist
As an Eastern Shore native, I’ve been growing many of my own flowers organically for over 25 years. My garden is a kind of wonderland to me; I love adding perennials and annuals to it and find each season brings its own opportunities and treasures. Having my own garden has taught me to appreciate variety, the glory of the perfect petal as well as the gift of the honey bee. It’s taught me that arrangements can enhance each flower but deliver even more together. And, along with my wedding and event florals, I also enjoy being a docent at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely MD, where I’ve been having Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating workshops for the last 12 years.