Mother’s Day Flowers

March 5th, 2018

“A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible” said Marion Garretty in the bestselling book Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul and we can’t disagree! Here at the Oakeley Arms we’re excited be celebrating Mother’s Day this coming weekend.

Mother’s Day has long been a tradition in the UK, thought to have originated as long ago as 500 years ago. It was the custom then that servants, apprentices, nannies, nurses and other young women in service were allowed the day off to return home and visit the church their mothers attended and to visit their families. The Christian Church still places huge importance on Mothering Sunday as a time to pay respect to the Virgin Mary, the church’s figurehead for all mothers.

So, Mother’s Day this weekend is your chance to show your mum just how much you care. A thoughtful card and some elegant flowers are all it takes to say “thanks a million”. But just what do you choose to show exactly what you want to say? Well, here’s our list of perfect flowers for Mother’s Day.

  • Roses – Of course, no special bouquet would be complete without these favourites. Red roses are symbols of love and pink roses are symbols of gentility and grace; all perfect for Mum!
  • Chrysanthemums – These pretty little flowers all symbolise love.
  • Daises and Forget-Me-Nots – Both these cute little flowers are a symbol for ever-lasting and ever growing love.
  • Lilies – Lilies represent tender and pure love, so are perfect for mum’s special bouquet.


Choose a huge bunch of one type of Mother’s Day Flowers, or get artistic and mix and match for that stunning big bouquet effect that will have Mum smiling all week, and so proud that she created such a creative and thoughtful being! And don’t forget that Mother’s Day is a great excuse to spoil aunts, sisters, mothers-in-law or any other much loved mother figures in your life. And if you really fancy spoiling Mama, then why not bring here here to the Oakeley Arms for one of our famous Sunday Carveries? Love you mum! (Gerla Brakkee)