There’s no better way to say it than with flowers, which is exactly why Colehill Floral Arrangement Club members used beautiful little bunches to spread some love around the area on Friday 2 May, National Flower Arranging Day.
It was part of NAFAS (The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) Emerald Anniversary celebrations with the charity distributing over 60,000 bouquets across the country.
The Lonely Bouquet’ initiative was the brainchild of a young florist in Belgium named Emily Avenso, who blogged about the idea after leaving flowers for strangers two years ago. The idea went viral and ‘Lonely Bouquets’ have been distributed across the globe ever since on a scale never seen before.
Flowers were placed everywhere on Friday, from park benches and shop doorsteps, to well-known landmarks and surprise locations. NAFAS hope that the small posies will find a home and brighten somebody’s day.
Julia Waterhouse, the Chairman of Colehill Floral Arrangement Club, left four bouquets in Wimborne and other members placed another 16 in locations in their village and Ferndown.
They all had a tag asking the finder to take them home and enjoy them with a request that the club be told where they ended their journey.