Today members of The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) have 50,000 floral bouquets, often known as ‘take me home bouquets’, up and down the country in public places, for people to find and take home.

(c) The Flower Arranger by Sam Roberts.

In honour of National Flower Arranging Day, members of The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies left over 3,000 bouquets of flowers across London that people have been able to take home with them if they find them.

The flowers have been brightly branded with a large NAFAS postcard stating ‘Please Take Me Home’ so that the individuals, who spot them, will have no doubt that the bouquet is theirs to keep.

The idea of leaving bouquets for strangers as a random act of kindness, sometimes known as ‘The lonely bouquet’ or ‘The friendship bouquet’ first originated a number of years ago in Belgium, when a local florist begun leaving flowers for people on the streets. The concept then went viral and these have been distributed by NAFAS every year since.

2019 is the sixth consecutive year in which the society has has led this fantastic innovation in the UK – always timed to tie in with National Flower Arranging Day.

Jan Law, Chairman of NAFAS, said: “In the past years, each one of our 1,100 clubs, which are situated all over the UK, have taken this, our special day, into their hearts and celebrated it in a variety of ways. As our Association celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, we all want to take the opportunity to introduce the public to our special world of flower arranging. The fun and friendship found in our flower clubs is a therapeutic experience to be handed on to the next generation to enjoy for many more years.

For more information about The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies visit:http://www.nafas.org.uk/