Whether your mum is in isolation, looking after someone or just in need of a hug, this year’s Mother’s Day is going to be a slightly odd affair. Here’s a host of things you can do with and for your mum that will still make the day special. If you go out, always adhere to the NHS advice on hygiene and hand washing.
Old fashioned, but lovely still. There are lots of florists that specialise in home delivery who will get blooms to your mum at the drop of your hat. Interflora uses local businesses to get things out fast, but there’s also online Serenata Flowers and many other local florists.
Take away cream teas
The Garden Museum’s lovely cafe has started a takeaway menu, which includes all sorts of yummy cakes. But there are lots of other initiatives being put into place by cafes and organisations. Have a look at your local cafe to see whether they have started delivering.
An online course in flower arranging, gardening, growing your own vegetables and chocolate making. The online courses that Learning with Experts offer are very reasonable and can be done from the comfort of your own home.
Everyone needs gin and it feels evermore necessary now. Why not look at our list of gorgeous botanical gins and order one to arrive on your mother’s doorstep.
If you’re not showing any symptoms, then the open air and gardens are still a wonderful place to spend time. This Sunday Westonbirt Arboretum is letting mums in for free, as long as she’s accompanied by a responsible child of any age. But do bear in mind that the events planned for the weekend in aid of Mother’s Day have been cancelled.
Plans for Mother’s Day events have been cancelled at the botanic garden of Wales, but mums do still go free.
Sunday is free entry on Mother’s Day and with the magnolia bursting into bloom it promises to be a lovely day out.
A visit to a lovely hotel, once this is all over…
How about a voucher, spa day, garden visit, or weekend away set for a few months time? Something to look forward to.
Grow your own
Instead of ordering a bouquet, why not order seeds for mum to plant which will then grow into a gorgeous selection of flowers that she can turn into her very own display. Seed Pantry specialise in seed flower displays as well as monthly subscriptions for seeds.
It’s the perfect time to sow seeds. If you have a parent in isolation, many nurseries and seed suppliers will deliver. Get the seeds over to your mum and let her do the rest. Perfect, restful hobby to take her mind off things.
Looking for more garden inspiration? Here’s a list of gardening you can do in isolation.