When is Mother’s Day 2023 in the UK?

In 2023 Mother’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday 19th March here in the UK. Dates do vary across countries, but the UK assigns Mothering Sunday to the fourth Sunday in Lent. This is why the date changes each year, as it is relative to Easter.

For guaranteed delivery, make sure to have your Mother’s Day order in by 11am on Thursday 17th March. Upgraded Saturday delivery is also available if you are running out of time though!


Birthday rose gift

What should I give for Mother’s Day?

Roses of course! We may be biased, but we think that roses make a wonderful and thoughtful gift for many reasons. A bouquet may be traditional, but a living rose bush is a sustainable alternative that brings many benefits.

Our Top 10 Reasons for Gifting Roses

  • Roses have a classic and quintessential beauty that is loved the world over
  • Their heavenly scent is hard to replicate
  • They come in every shape, colour and size that you could possibly want!
  • The softness of their delicate petals is captivating, and yet they are not delicate plants
  • Roses attract bees and other pollinators, which in turn attract more wildlife to the garden
  • Many memories of childhood gardens will include roses, and so their scent and colour can transport you back to simpler times
  • Gardening has a positive impact on our mental and physical wellbeing (see here for some interesting research from the RHS)
  • Roses are the full sensory experience: They are a delight to see, smell and touch, and hear the life that buzzes around them. You can even taste them! (See here for one of our favourite rose recipes!)
  • Each rose variety has an individual name, which allows you to choose a rose based on a personal or meaningful name
  • Long after a bouquet has faded, your rose bush will still be thriving

What colour roses for Mother’s Day gifts?

Kiss Me Kate

Pink is traditional, as it embodies gratitude, appreciation and love. It is also delicate and feminine, perfect for sending to your Mum. We have lots of pink roses to choose from, whether you want a climbing rose, a cluster flowering rose, or even one with a heavenly scent.

Mamma Mia Rose

However, pink is not the only option. Choose a rose that is her favourite colour, or would complement her garden colours. We have every colour, from lilac to white, amber to red!

Two-tone roses such as Mamma Mia Rose are also particularly striking, and a firm favourite here at English Roses.

Are there roses with Mum in the name?

My Lovely Mum Rose

Yes! We have Special Mum, My Lovely Mum, Mamma Mia, and Mum in a Million. This is the name of the variety of rose, and would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Just remember, whether you choose a rose based on its colour, name, scent or any other reason; as long as your gift comes from the heart, you can’t go wrong!

Do you offer Mother’s Day gift wrap?

Yes! We have various gift wrap options for you to choose from, to make your Mother’s Day gift unique and personalised. It’s as easy as 1, 2 ,3!

Step 1: Choose your rose variety.

If you can’t decide you can always contact us for customised recommendations!

Step 2: Click “Add Gift Message” to add your personalised message

Gift messages are FREE on every rose!

Step 3: Choose a reusable gift bag made of natural materials

We like the red cotton bag for a striking look!

Step 4: Select a hanging gift tag.

We have various wooden tags available. These also make eco-friendly decorations that can be kept forever!

Rose gift package

Step 5: Add a sachet of rose feed to give your rose the best chance to thrive

The perfect amount of feed for one rose, for only £1.49!

Step 6: Select gardening extras to further customise your Mother’s Day gift

Add gloves or pruners, and make a fully comprehensive, personalised rose gift!

rose box delivery

Step 7: Tell us when and where to deliver

Choose your delivery date up to 90 days in advance, plus the option to send direct to your recipient.

Step 8: Sit back and relax, as your Mother’s Day shopping is now taken care of!

The rest is down to us! We will package your order with care, creating a wonderful bespoke Mother’s Day gift that can be cherished for a lifetime. All of the thought and none of the hassle – a gift that she is sure to treasure.


If you’re still not sure which is the perfect gift, you can contact us and a member of our team will be happy to help!

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