Over a hundred years ago, when women where in full flight fighting for the vote, button hole flowers held secret messages of support to fellow suffragettes. They wore purple for loyalty and dignity, white for purity, and green for hope. Selfridges and Liberty sold tricolour-striped ribbon for hats, belts, rosettes and badges, as well as coloured garments, underwear, handbags, shoes, slippers and toilet soap.
Today, our new florist at Flowers by Eden has made a button hole in their honour.
Tomorrow, Eden Gardens will be holding a special morning tea with the City of Ryde to celebrate.