Mothering Sunday is a day to show love and appreciation to wonderful mums everywhere. Celebrating the day is a joyous occasion for many and has been celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent, in the UK and Ireland, since the 16th century. Very few people actually know its origin though as this has been somewhat lost over the centuries.

The day possibly dates back as far as the ancient Greeks who would celebrate Rhea, the Mother of the Gods and Goddesses, every Spring with festivals of worship. The Romans also celebrated a mother Goddess, Cybele, every March as far back as 250BC.

Whatever the meaning, it’s a fantastic excuse to spoil that very special lady in our lives and show her just how much we care. This year however, like so many other special occasions, things are a bit different and actually being together may be impossible for many of us. If you can’t deliver the gift in person we offer a delivery service for all online orders.

Despite this, there’s still plenty of ways we can show our love and appreciation and we would like to take this opportunity to suggest some fabulous gift ideas for you.

Our Lifestyle department is absolutely bursting with gift ideas for mum. We have Clothing, Jewellery, Toiletries, Candles, Home Comforts and much, much more! Why not spoil mum with some of our luxurious toiletries such as the English Soap Company, Wrapped Soaps, Somerset Toiletries AAA Range or Baylis and Harding? She might prefer something to fragrance her home and the Ashleigh and Burwood Heritage range is simply perfect for that! There’s plenty of Jewellery to choose form too from our stunning Indulgence and Joma Jewellery ranges.

Of course nothing quite says I love and appreciate you more than beautiful blooms and there are plenty of those in both our Outdoor and Houseplant departments.

A plant for the garden might be just what your mum would love more than anything else and we are fully stocked with bedding, specimens, shrubs, trees and perennials to name but a few. Camellias are particularly splendid at this time of year with their strong, glossy ever-green leaves and vibrant blooms. Alternatively we have a range of Roses with caring names like ‘Precious Love’. How about a Patio Fruit Tree for an interesting alternative gift?

To keep her garden in tip-top condition mum might need some new tools and we have a fantastic range from Burgon and Ball in fluorescent pink! Choose from Pocket Pruners, Hand Forks and Fruit Snips. There are gloves to match too if she really wants to get stuck in! Don’t forget we have plenty of Pots and Compost in stock if you want to pot-up a plant for mum as part of her gift.


Plants aren’t just for the garden though and there’s nothing quite like some beautiful foliage and flowers to brighten the home. Our Houseplant department has many single plants and arrangements to spoil mum with. Some of our favourites are: Succulent and Cactus miniature gardens, Jasmine in a ceramic pot, pink Begonias, Anthuriums and many more!

Complete the gift with a lovely Mother’s Day card and some gorgeous gift wrap – we have so much to choose from in our stationary department.

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." Cardinal Meymillod

We wish you all a wonderful Mother’s Day!