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Bouquets of flowers to spread happiness and smiles

Jenny Corrin and Elaine Morley with posies for Lonely Bouquet campaign in front of Castle Rushen

Jenny Corrin and Elaine Morley with posies for Lonely Bouquet campaign in front of Castle Rushen

 

The island’s floral art groups have joined a movement dedicated to spreading happiness and smiles, one flower at a time.

The Lonely Bouquet was the brainchild of a young florist in Belgium, Emily Avenso, who first had the idea after leaving flowers for strangers two years ago, then saw the idea go viral.

Members of the island’s five groups are making bouquets to be left in various places around the island today (Friday) to coincide with the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies’ National Flower Arranging Day.

Isle of Man Flower Clubs Group chairman Elaine Morley said: ‘It’s a simple enough idea really with no ulterior motive other than to brighten somebody’s day.

‘The floral art clubs are making small bouquets, attaching a tag asking, “Take me home and adopt me”, and leaving the Lonely Bouquets in spots where lucky strangers will find them and give them a new home.

‘Also on the tags will be the contact numbers if anyone is interested in joining one of the clubs. Friendship and the love of flowers in an ever increasing busy world is a wonderful and enjoyable way of relaxing.

‘We will be leaving the bouquets in various places around the island, so look out for them, take and enjoy.’

The island’s groups are: Rushen Floral Art, which meets in Port Erin, Onchan Flower Club, Douglas Floral Art and Northern Floral Art.

 

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