The History of Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday

Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday to give it its proper name, is not a fixed day and falls on the middle (the fourth) Sunday in Lent (which runs from Ash Wednesday to the day before Easter Sunday). This year Mothering Sunday falls on 2 March.

It is believed that it is called Mothering Sunday because church goers instead of attending their local church, they headed off to their nearest big church (called the mother church). On this day it was said that they had gone “a mothering” and so the name Mothering Sunday evolved.

It was normal for girls and boys working as domestic servants or apprentices to be allowed home on this day, often taking gifts of wild flowers or cakes home for mother and this tradition continues to this day.

Mothering Sunday is a special day in the year and gives us all an opportunity to show our love and say “thanks” to Mum for the tireless work she does. How about making it an extra special day by sending your Mum a beautiful Mother's Day bouquet of British flowers?

The Mother’s Day bouquets will contain a stunning mixture of British grown flowers and will include Lilies, Narcissi, Tulips, Sea Holly, Trachelium, Limonium, Alstroemeria, Delphinium, Golden Rod and Pussy Willow.

The very latest that we can take orders for Mother’s Day bouquets is 2pm on Thursday 28 February for delivery on the morning of the 29th. Don’t forget that we could sent Mum’s flowers out earlier in the week to avoid the rush.

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