Our New Home!

Sonning Flowers Cottismore Park

Sonning Flowers move to Cottismore Park, Kingsclere

As our workshop doors open again today, we have some exciting news to share with you!

After 10 wonderful years in our town centre shop in Reading, our lease has ended and we have moved to our new home at Cottismore Park, Kingsclere, North Hamphshire. We have the same phone number, the same email addresses and the same amazing team but this time you will be able to find us in the beautiful North Hampshire countryside! 

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Sonning Flowers Florist Reading

Sonning Flowers Flower Shop

Happy New Year from us all at Sonning Flowers! We are back in our Reading Flower Shop, refreshed and ready for what 2021 has in store for us! Although our flower shop doors remain closed in line with government guidance, our florists are busy behind the scenes. We continue to have fresh flower deliveries to our flower shop and there are definitely signs of spring in the air!  

 With a New Year, we thought what better opportunity to let you know abit more about our flower shop in Reading and the services we offer.  

Sonning Flowers Flower Shop

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Sonning Flowers – Business As Usual!

Mothers Day Flower

Don’t forget your mum On her very special day But do not spread the virus You may need to stay away Sonning Flowers is in Reading But also look online Any distance is no problem We do it all the time Just let us take your order We will go the extra mile It really … Read more

Can You Hear The Sleigh Bells Yet?

Can You Hear The Sleigh Bells Yet?

We just can’t contain our excitement about Christmas!! It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year, and at Sonning Flowers it’s our favourite season.

So starting at the front door, with one of the most iconic Christmas symbols of all!

History of the Christmas Wreath…..

The wreath on the door might be one of the biggest signs that Christmas is on the way – along with Christmas trees and decorations appearing in shops! And it turns out, the two traditions come from the same place. The custom of bringing evergreens into the home during winter goes back to the 16th Century, where pruning the tree into a triangle (to represent the Holy Trinity) was part of the preparation process. Evergreens were an important part of the celebrations of the new year, so rather than throw the pruned pieces away, the Europeans would weave them into wreaths. These people were living in a time when everything in their lives was used until it was gone, including trees.

Over time, Christmas wreaths brought a whole new layer of meaning. Where originally they served as Christmas tree ornaments, they slowly became the standalone decorations we’re familiar with today. They were formed into a wheel-like shape partially for convenience’s sake — it was simple to hang a circle onto the branches of a tree — but the shape was also significant as a representation of divine perfection. They were also used to hold the Advent candles in later Christian practices, with the evergreen ring representing eternal life, and 4 candles for each week of Advent – 3 purple ones, and the 4th white to represent Jesus’ birth. And then of course, they are just festive and cheerful. They are a universal symbol of Christmas, of the start of the festive season and of unity in the house within. Isn’t that a lovely sentiment?

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Inspiration for Christmas Decorations – come to the Sonning Flowers Christmas Open Day

Christmas Decoration Inspiration

Christmas Decoration Inspiration

Do you love Christmas as much as we do? Would you like some Inspiration for Christmas Decorations?

Preparation is the key, with the tree to decorate, gifts to buy and wrap.  Finding that inspiration for your table centrepiece and door wreath!  Christmas can be a busy time.

Why not join us for the annual Sonning Flowers Christmas Open Day

Saturday November 25th 2017
1pm to 4pm at our shop in Reading Town Centre (map and directions).

 

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