Plan the perfect Mother's Day
Mother’s Day 2021 is on Sunday 14 March. We’ve got lots of ideas to help you say thank you to a special someone, even if you can't celebrate together or enjoy the usual Mother’s Day events at National Trust places due to lockdown restrictions.
Whoever you’re celebrating this Mother’s Day, there are plenty of ways to show her how special she is to you.
Even if you can't visit a place in our care, there are still things you can do at home to make her day. From beautiful bakes to that perfect present, we've got lots of ideas for a memorable time.
Bringing that special someone breakfast in bed on Mother's Day or creating your own afternoon tea party is a wonderful way to spend the day and treat a loved one. Try out a simple classic, like scrambled eggs on toast, or have a go at making something sweet, like some yummy rhubarb and ginger cheescake pots. If you're not together on the day, why not try out some of our recipes for a virtual tea party?
Colourful spring flowers can make Mother's Day special, whether you're giving them to someone as a gift, or if you're taking a walk to spot them. Daffodils are a spring classic. They come in all shades of yellow, gold and white.
Tulips have long been a popular flower, especially in the Netherlands. In the 1600s, a single bulb could cost more than a smart Amsterdam townhouse.
There are plenty of Iris varieties that can be grown throughout the year, but in spring the electric-blue blooms of Iris reticulata are the ones to look out for.
Hyacinths come in a range of colours: from classic deep indigo through to pinks, purples, magentas and whites. They’re a great choice for fragrance.
Snake's head fritillary
These pink-and-purple-chequered flowers are said to resemble the head of a snake, hence the name. They’re usually found in meadows and some wilder gardens.