With Mother’s Day fast approaching, why not celebrate your mum in style with a special treat? Don’t just give her flowers this year. Instead, give her the chance to learn a new skill, indulge in a hobby, or discover a new passion. How? This Mother’s Day, we’ve teamed up with Judith Blacklock Flower School and have a very special day planned for you (and your mum!). You’ll be starting with an exclusive flower-arranging workshop at the famous Judith Blacklock Flower School in Knightsbridge and then head off to a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea in London (B Bakery style) onboard on one of our beautiful Routemaster vintage buses. No need to buy extra flowers on Mothering Sunday, as you’ll both walk away with a stunning flower arrangement.
Book our exclusive Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea in London
Available for one day only, on Thursday, 28th March 2019 for a Mother’s Day Special. Spaces are limited to 13 people so don’t delay and book today. Click on the link below and book your place on the bottom of the 14:30 tour bus departing from Victoria Coach Station at 14:30.
The Judith Blacklock Flower School
Judith, the founder of the Knightsbridge-based Judith Blacklock Flower School, has been teaching floristry professionally for more than 30 years. She’s best known for her classic flower arranging skills and her cutting-edge contemporary floristry. Judith’s school is one of the few in the UK to have been accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) and also by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD).
Judith offers a huge range of in-person workshops and classes. You can take an evening or Saturday masterclass on flower arrangement, book a team-building workshop with your colleagues, or learn how to become a professional florist in only two weeks. So, whether you’re a beginner and want to learn more about flower arrangements as a hobby, or whether you’re a professional looking to take your skills and your business to the next level, The Judith Blacklock Flower School has you covered. And if you can’t attend in person, Judith even offers diplomas and wedding flowers courses and qualifications online!
The Judith Blacklock Flower School and Brigit’s Bakery Mother’s Day Special Bus Tour
Of course, the team here at B Bakery has nothing but admiration for Judith and her work, so here we are – extending an exclusive invitation to you and your mum to attend a table centrepiece masterclass at The Judith Blacklock Flower School in Knightsbridge. Judith and her team will teach you the essentials of flower arranging in a small and intimate class. We’re confident you’ll walk out feeling like a pro, as Judith’s system of teaching is fail-proof! Plus, you’ll get to take home your beautiful creation and make friends and family super-jealous! Judith will also share tips on where to buy your flowers and on how to recognise the best ones to pick.
We absolutely love this testimonial that appears on Judith’s website:
‘No one can leave the Judith Blacklock Flower School without their spirits singing!’ – Heather Jobling.
And that’s exactly how we want you to feel! But the fun doesn’t stop here, because, after the masterclass, you’ll be picked up by a Brigit’s Bakery vintage Routemaster bus to indulge in an exclusive Mother’s Day afternoon tea whilst driving through the streets of Central London.
Mother’s Day flowers
Did you know that the Mother’s Day tradition originated in 1907? Back then, US-born Anna Jarvis sent 500 white carnations (her mum’s favourite flower) to every mum at her local congregation on the anniversary of her mother’s death. And the world has been celebrating Mother’s Day ever since.
But which flowers should you give your mum on Mother’s Day?
As it turns out, the official flower for Mother’s Day is red carnations. And that’s handy because carnations are one of the longer-lasting cut flowers you can buy, meaning your mum can display them on her windowsill for longer! However, popular flowers given to mums on Mother’s Day are lilies, orchards, tulips, roses, and irises.
If in doubt, here are a few tips for you:
- If your Mum is very traditional, give her roses. Although you may want to avoid red roses, which are traditionally associated with romantic love. So go for a lighter red or a deep pink instead.
- Is Mum trendy? Does she love fashion and bold colours? Give her an orchid.l And while you’re at it, pick pink for elegance and femininity. (Plus, as an added bonus, they’re dead-easy to look after).
- Do you like peonies? These flowers smell great and make a fantastic arrangement – they can grow quite large, so when you put them in a bouquet, you can certainly get a beautiful centerpiece out of them. Plus, they come in shades of white, pink, red, and sometimes even purple.
- And if you’re going to go for tulips, did you know that different colours have different meanings? Purple is for royalty. Pink is for affection. White is associated with cheerfulness, but also the chosen colour to deliver a flowery apology.
Did you know flowers of different colours convey different meanings?
Although a lot of people think that pink is the traditional colour for Mothering Sunday flowers, in reality, brighter and bolder colour combinations are becoming more and more popular. So if you want to tell your mum you love her, give her dark-red flowers. If you want to wish her well, white carnations are a symbol of love, peace, tranquility, and good fortune. And who doesn’t need more of that?!
Isn’t that interesting? Bet you didn’t know that so much meaning and symbolism can hide behind that bouquet of flowers!
And that’s precisely why, this year, together with The Judith Blacklock Flower School, we want to give you and your mum an exclusive chance to find out more about flowers.
But let’s find out more about Judith and her school.
A special afternoon tea for a special Mother’s Day
Missed out on the Judith Blacklock Flower School and Brigit’s Bakery Bus Tour? Well, fear not, as you can still treat your mum to one of the best and most sought-after afternoon tea experiences in London by visiting us at our Brigit’s Bakery in Covent Garden.
You won’t find many other afternoon teas in London with a wide selection of dietary options that includes Traditional, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-free menus. All variations provide delicious sweet and savoury treats. We offer a wide selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and yummy sweet treats you won’t find anywhere else.
If you don’t believe us, have a look at what some of our happy (and smiley) customers have to say about the Brigit’s Bakery afternoon tea – after all, we’ve been #MakingLondonSmile for over 8 years, so we’re confident we can make your mum smile too, this Mother’s Day!
Find out about our other Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea London treats here.