The Nosegay – in Celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee (Flowers)

The Queen has been on the throne for 60 years and in celebration it is highly likely we will see her with a nosegay- more commonly known as a bouquet or a posy, given in celebration and seen in weddings, christenings, and other celebrations as a gift.

The term nosegay came about in the fifteenth century, meaning an ornament that appeals to the nostril.

 A beautiful bouquet given at a time of celebration is not only a gift, but something which symbolises emotions and means much more. Bouquets are a personal gift, a present which thought has gone into, and very few are the same. Depending on whom it is for, and the occasion being celebrated, different flowers within the nosegay can symbolise different things.

For example, a red tulip is seen as a sign of love and pink roses are gratitude, admiration and happiness.

Look out for the queen with her nosegay on the day of the jubilee; the nosegay is commonly used as a small bouquet to hold, but can also been worn as an accessory. The Queen is likely to be seen carrying hers… see if you can spot what flowers it contains . . .

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