Mothers Day is just around the corner and the time has come to start planning the perfect mothers day weekend for the special wife, mother or any other “mother” in your life.
Offering your mom the perfect retreat for their special day generally begins with a bouquet of flowers or at least, for the younger family member, a pretty daisy from the yard. Whether young or not so young, Mother’s Day is the one day of the year where our moms are spoiled, catered to and otherwise doted on not just for a minute but all day.
The tradition of today’s Mother’s Day dates back to 1905 when Anna Marie Jarvis with the help of a merchant, after her mothers death, had a ceremony, then the next year, had another which was celebrated throughout the city. It was at this point that she began to campaign to make it an annual celebration nationwide to honor all mothers. On May 8, 1914, the holiday known as Mother’s Day was made official.
Flowers have been associated with the holiday since the very beginning when Anna Marie made carnations the flowers she had delivered for the very first celebration for her mother. As flowers represents such a deeply established tradition associated with Mothers Day, many people choose to make them the centerpiece of the day itself. Honor your mother with a visit to the largest, the most beautiful or the most popular gardens in the world today.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Founded in 1910, 52-acres – was given the honor of being home to the rarest, largest and smelliest flowers in existence
The First Founded For Conservation Of Species
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden – South Africa – Founded in 1913, 89-acre – home to almost all indigenous plant species.
Claude Monet Foundation at Giverny – France – 1880’s and 90’s – Once home to Claude Monet, one of the most influential and well known artists in the world today.
Largest and Most Recognized In The World
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – otherwise known as Kew Gardens, it is located in London and are not only 250 years old but home to over 30,000 different plant species and hosts over 2 million visitors a year.
Whether you visit the largest, the smallest, the rarest, the most beautiful or just your local botanical garden, take time to show mom a good time this year a let her take a minute to smell the roses on her special day.
Mothers Day is May 13, 2012.
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