Our partners at Young Blooms are flat out this weekend preparing lots of beautiful bouquets for the mothers of Bath and West Wiltshire. Meanwhile the garden is enjoying a spot of spring sunshine after the snow (yes snow!) last night. Not that it lasted long in our part of the world. A wander around the lanes nearby reveals clumps of snowdrops, hanging on, wild daffodils and primroses coming into their own. Meanwhile, in the churches nearby, groups of volunteers are busily making up small posies of spring flowers and foliage for the children to give to their mums in the Mothering Sunday service tomorrow.
Traditionally, on Mothering Sunday, three weeks before Easter Sunday, sons and daughters who were in service and required to work at Easter were given the day off to return home to their families and ‘mother church’ carrying a simnel cake, which they had baked and stopping to gather posies of wild spring flowers from the hedgerows. It was a welcome break and celebration in the middle of the
We are happy to keep up the tradition and endorse this combination of spring flowers, cake and getting together with family and friends by holding two spring workshops in the garden in March. Bring a friend, learn a new skill and take home something lovely for Easter. Details here.