The variety of colours in the depictions of flowers, fruit and insects ensures that botanical dishes are fitting for every decorating scheme. They possess an air of elegance and sophistication, yet they can also be used in a casual setting. The following list introduces some of the most popular botanical dinnerware patterns
Royal Worcester Evesham Vale Dinnerware
Created in Royal Worcester’s Malvern shape, elegant Evesham Vale dishes are porcelain, decorated with autumnal coloured fruits and edged with a thin green rim. They are microwave and dishwasher safe and travel safely from oven to freezer.
Royal Worcester’s Evesham dinnerware, edged with a gold rim, is fine for use in the freezer, fridge or direct from oven to table, but not suitable for use in the microwave.
The Evesham pattern, introduced in 1961 and named after a town in England known for its abundant fruit crops, has been retired. However, replacement pieces are still available through online auction houses and shops that specialise in discontinued china.
Villeroy and Boch Vilbofour
A German company in business for over 260 years, Villeroy and Boch produces high quality botanical pattern dishes as well as tiles and bathroom fixtures.
Villeroy and Boch Cascara Botanic Dishes
Cascara is a line of fine china decorated with fruit plums, peaches and on a plain white surface. This traditionally shaped dinnerware is dishwasher and microwave safe but will be discontinued July 31, 2010.
Ceramicplus Cascara is the matching line of casserole and soufflé dishes, slated to be discountinued Jan 1, 2010. Ceramicplus ovenware is available in the patterns French Garden and Petite Fleur, which sport dainty sprinkle of buds and blossoms on traditionally-shaped white china.
Villeroy and Boch Cottage China
Cottage fine china is a pretty blend of mix and match fruit such as cherries, blueberries and red currants on a plain white ground with a blue rim. It is a perfect choice for casual or daily use. The Cottage pattern can be matched or contrasted with plates sporting a wide blue or red border.
Villeroy and Boch French Garden Dishes
French Garden Fleurence is another mix and match pattern. French Garden Vienne is edged in a gold-coloured border and a band of leaves. It is both dishwasher & microwave safe. This design can be paired with wide-rimmed yellow-gold plates or an attractive green trellis-pattern border.
Wildberries China from Villeroy and Boch
Wildberries is bone china in an elegant, modern shape, decorated with simple sprays of strawberries on a plain white ground. Espresso cups, soup tureens and platters are part of the elegant, contemporary line up.
Flora is decorated with a single large blossom, such as a peony, sunflower or daisy. This simple, casual design has a green rim, modern shape and green saucers and accessories.
Royal Albert Bone China
In 2005, Royal Albert introduced a set called Botanical Teas. Clematis, Dahlia, Hyacinth and Primrose patterns are all 22 carat gilt-edged. Rhododendron, Roses, Tulips and Lilacs, produced between 2005 and 2007, have scalloped edges, and a choice of round or square dinner plates.
Mikasa Botanical Garden
Mikasa’s fine china ultima + super strong fine china is freezer to oven and microwave safe. This casual, dishwasher-proof line is made in Indonesia. It has a leafy green border and a contemporary shape.
Botanic Garden by Portmeirion
This pretty mix and match set of botanical dishware features a wide variety of flowers unified with a simple leafy green border. The charming designs and colour range make Botanic Garden a popular choice for almost any decor. Dishes are microwave and dishwasher safe and withstand oven temperatures of up to 200 degrees.
Wide Range of Portmeirion Serving DIshes and Accessories A complete array of Portmeirion Botanic Garden dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner service is currently available through department stores, china shops and on-line sellers. Special accessories include teapots, cream and sugar, water jugs, large serving bowls, tea towels and cutting boards.