Every mum deserves gorgeous flowers on Mother's Day, but if you're looking for something really special and a bit more interesting than the usual Interflora or M&S options, check out The National Gallery. Random, I know, but the iconic art gallery has partnered with top designer florists, Wild At Heart to create a range of luxury flower bouquets perfect to give your mum this Sunday.
Combining her passion for flowers and art, Nikki Tibbles, creative director and founder of Wild At Heart, which is known for its creativity and has expanded from its original base in London's Westbourne Grove, to include concessions in both Harrods and Liberty, undertook painstaking research for the project.
By recreating the colours, textures and/or prints as well as the overall feel of some of The National Gallery's much-loved masterpieces, the Wild At Heart For The National Gallery collection really does bring something totally unique to the often samey world of online flower delivery. Available exclusively from The National Gallery website - www.nationalgallery.co.uk - each bouquet is beautifully presented in specially designed packaging and includes a gift card featuring the painting which inspired the arrangement.
Although this is an ongoing collaboration and not just for Mother's Day, these extra touches make the stunning choices from the Wild At Heart For The National Gallery collection something any mum would love (hayfever sufferers aside, although they also have silk flower arrangements available!). Flowers can be delivered nationwide throughout the UK within 24 hours if ordered before 2pm. It's worth noting that, as with all fresh flower services, the flowers used are subject to availability and seasonal variations apply so bouquets may differ slightly from the images on the website - please do check the terms and conditions on the site before ordering if you're worried.
Top: Bouquet of sunflowers inspired by Vincent Van Gogh who featured the cheery blooms in many of his famous works (from £35, medium - pictured - £55)
Middle: The printed floral ribbons and parchment wrappings of the 'Madame Moitessier' bouquet beautifully echo the subject's outfit in Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres' portrait (from £45, medium - pictured, £65)
Bottom: 'Tiger in a Tropical Storm' bouquet inspired by the French artist Henri Rousseau's first jungle painting, 'Surprised!' (from £45, medium - pictured - £55)
Can you guess which paintings inspired these floral arrangements? (Answers below)
Answers (clockwise from top left):
Arnolfini Portrait Red Flowers Bouquet (£65-£100 - medium pictured, £85) inspired by The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck.
Leonardo Fresh Flower Bouquet (£45-£85 - medium pictured, £65) inspired by da Vinci's The Virgin of the Rocks.
Renaissance Fresh Flower Bouquet (£65-£85 - medium pictured, £75), inspired by the works of Renaissance artists including Raphael and Crivelli (OK, that was probably a bit hard to guess...)
Mary Magdalene Fresh Flower Bouquet (£45-£85 - medium pictured, £65) inspired by Guido Remi's painting of Saint Mary Magdalene.
Leonardo Fresh Flower Bouquet With Vase (£62-£110 - medium pictured, £82) inspired by The Virgin of the Rocks and various other works featured in the recent exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan.
Holbein White Flower Bouquet (£65-£125 - medium pictured, £95) inspired by the portrait of A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling by Hans Holbein the Younger.
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