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Mother's Day

Why do we celebrate Mother's Day?

Mother's Day is an occasion honouring the mother of the family, or individual.

To express respect, honour and love towards mothers.

As well as celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in our society.

It is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, mainly in the months of March and May


Who started Mother's Day in the UK?

Inspired by Anna Jarvis who founded Mother's Day in the United States, some say, Constance Penswick-Smith created the Mothering Sunday movement, here in the UK.

In 1921, over a hundred years ago, she wrote a book asking for the revival of the festival.

Though some historians say that Mother's Day came to be celebrated in the UK in the 17th century, much before the custom began in the US.


Mothering Sunday, or Mother's Day is also linked to Easter in our calendar. It is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent.



Here at Bedfordshire Flower School we have some great gift ideas for Mum this Mothering Sunday 19th March 2023.

With a range of spring classes to get creative with mum, to vouchers and our

always popular Mindful Journal.

So here is a few of our top picks all available to purchase via the website.



Our always popular Mother’s Day Floral Arrangement Workshop is the perfect quality time activity to do with Mum!

15th and 16th March 2023, 6pm start.

Join us for an evening of flower arranging to create a stylish design using seasonal blooms with in a homely Jug.

£55 per person, tickets available via our website now or by pressing the links above.





2023 we have introduced Bedfordshire Flower School Gift Set for £45.

This gift set includes one of our lovely Bedfordshire Flower School Embroidered Aprons, a copy of The Mindful Flower Arrangers Journal and a Gift Voucher worth £25 to use on any workshop or craft class.

This gift set has limited stock and is proving very popular.










For the Mum who loves her garden!

At just £6.50 our Wildflower Seeds are the perfect “throw and grow” wild flower seeds to produce a small cutting garden of mixed scented and coloured blooms.















For the artistic Mum!

Join us for an evening learning how to paint beautiful water colour flowers

with Katy from Olive & Millicent. Watercolour Painting Workshop

Tuesday 11th April, starts at 6pm

£50p/p, available to book via our website now or click on link above














Gift Vouchers are also available to purchase via the website starting from just £10! Vouchers are redeemable via email on any of our workshops or classes.


As you can see we really do have a gift for every Mum!

Show her she’s loved and appreciated this Mother’s Day



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