I have noticed that western style gardens _ such as those seen in big castles, for example _ characterize themselves by man_made forms that generally follow symmetric patterns. In contrast, Japanese gardens, while also man_made, always try to recreate lifelike landscapes, by using not only botanical elements but also water, gravel, rocks and other natural components. In a similar manner, when compared to western floral arrangements, Ikebana compositions also have a stronger emphasis in reproducing natural settings.
The goal for a designer is to create arrangements that meet customer requirements. This will ultimately help to minimize or eliminate any negative judgements. To reinforce this point, the most important element that a designer must take into account is designing to the customer requirements. Other skills that help a flower designer to receive positive ratings are having a passion for flowers,and combining that love with lots of creativity and artistic talents to design incredible floral arrangements.