Mystery bunches of blooms help club to say it with flowers

A lonely Boquet in Alnwick'Picture Gerry Simpson
A lonely Boquet in Alnwick'Picture Gerry Simpson

If you come across a bouquet of flowers in Alnwick tomorrow, pick it up and take it home.

Some 60,000 bouquets are being placed around the UK on National Flower Arranging Day.

Arrangements will be left at various locations in Alnwick as part of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Society’s 55th anniversary.

Members will distribute bunches of blooms at a host of locations, including park benches, shop doorways and well-known landmarks.

The initiative, dubbed the Lonely Bouquet, was the brainchild of a young florist in Belgium two years ago.

NAFAS chairwoman Sue Brinton said: “The concept is simple. We are asking all our members to make a bouquet, attach a tag asking, ‘Take me home and adopt me’, and leave the Lonely Bouquet in a spot where a lucky stranger will find it and give it a new home.

“With over 60,000 members, we hope we will be able to communicate our love of flowers on a national level by becoming part of this great, heart-warming movement.”

The bouquet’s new owners are encouraged to post a message back to NAFAS, to let them know it found a good home.

NAFAS hopes the Lonely Bouquets initiative will help attract new members.