‘Lonely bouquets’ are a blooming good idea

Written by Peter Davison.

Free Flower FridayFree Flower FridayYou may have heard of Free Art Friday, where artists leave works in random places for collectors to take home for without having to pay a penny for the privilege.

Well, now prepare yourself for Free Flower Friday. Flower arrangers from Burbage Flower Club are preparing little bunches of flowers which they're going to leave around the Marlborough area this Friday, May 1 for people to find.

The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies is marking National Flower Arranging Day by leaving 60,000 'lonely bouquets' across the country.

Some will be in phone boxes, some on park benches, and others in various random locations.

Club chairman Julia Russett said: "It's a kind of goodwill gesture that involves leaving a bouquet in a public place to be picked up by an unsuspecting passerby.

"The motivation is to bring a smile to someone’s face and help spread happiness through flowers."

Last year the club left 13 bouquets for people to find. Anyone interested in joining the club can contact Julia on 01672 810829 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.