The language of flowers

Do you know the language of flowers? Flowers tell different stories and each story has a different meaning. Why do we give a red rose with Valentine? What is the reason behind the white flowers on a funeral? Last time you gave someone a bunch of flowers, did you stop to wonder what you were telling them? At Trowbridge Garden Centre we have all kinds of flowers to tell your beloved one the right thing. View our assortment flowers and choose a bouquet with cut flowers you like. Would you like to say something special with this bouquet of flowers? Please let uw know, we will do everything to help you create the right story.

Friendship flower

It's not just the 'I love you' of red roses: flowers have a whole language of their own. Refined Victorian gentlemen would give their lady loves a 'tussie-mussie' (posy) full of cryptic messages to tell her what politeness wouldn't allow him to say out loud, from primroses ('eternal love') to the striped carnation of rejection. The alstroemeria is the most common known flower for friendship. Devotion is the main reason behind this flower. It is believed that the appearance of the flower, with its remarkable twisted leaves, unmistakably signifies the twists and turns in friendships. So, if you want to tell your friend you adore them and you are happy with the unbreakable bond you've got, send them a bouquet of alstroemeria, they come in all kinds of colours, pick the one you like.

Flower symbolising

There are dozens of floral gifts to choose from in our garden centre, from small posies to larger floral arrangements, as well as plants whose flowers have secret meanings. So when you next pick a floral gift, give some thought to the hidden messages you could send:

For a wedding: Camellias for devotion, sunflowers for loyalty and adoration, and red poppies for eternal love and affection

For a friend's birthday: buttercups for riches, celandine for joys to come, and pear blossom for lasting friendship

Flowers language - Trowbridge garden centre

To say sorry: broom for humility, a peony for shame and rue for regret.

For a bereavement: Campanulas – 'thinking of you'; borage for courage, and cypress for sorrow.

Flower meanings - Trowbridge Garden Centre

Are you curious about the meaning of your received bouquet? Find out everything about the meaning of flowers in our garden centre. Our staff knows everything about the meaning of flowers and tells you which flowers suit your event best! Please ask the staff in our Trowbridge - Wiltshire Garden Centre for more information. Plan your route to our garden centre on our contact page or call us by dialling 01225 763927 or sending an e-mail to [email protected]. We look forward to welcoming you in our garden centre! 

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