The Language of Flowers - MOVED to Sunday May 23

Hands On History
Hands On History
Public group

Faust Park

15025 Faust Park · Chesterfield, MO

How to find us

Go left at roundabout. Closest parking by carousel. We are at picnic site 2 over on the historic village side of the park. It is the picnic tables between the green carriage house and the one room schoolhouse. There will be a hands on history sign

Location image of event venue

Details

During the Victoria Era flowers were often used to send subtle messages to others. Dictionaries were created to associate flowers with sentiments and the language of flowers came into being.

Victorians often exchanged small "talking bouquets," called nosegays or tussie-mussies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tussie-mussies). Traditionally composed of fragrant herbs held tightly together in a circular design with a single flower in the center.

We'll each be making a tussie-mussie and perhaps a pressed flower bookmark after we've learned a bit of "floral vocabulary"

Hope to see you there.

P.S. Sending someone a cosmos flower (shown below) would be a way to wish them joy in love and life.