Venus and Mars

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Botticelli Bouquet

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Sandro Botticelli, about 1445–1510
Venus and Mars, about 1485
© The National Gallery, London


Mars, God of War, was one of the lovers of Venus, Goddess of Love. In this painting by Botticelli, Mars is asleep and unarmed, while Venus is awake and alert. The meaning of the picture is that love conquers war, or love conquers all. Our expert florists have captured the colours, textures and messages behind this great work of art. The passionate emotion of this painting as well as the red accents here and there are represented by Naomi Roses and Tulips. The copper ruscus plays the role of the many gold elements in this work including the fine clothing trim and the colours of Mars's weapons and helmet. Finally, we added birch for textural contrast since this painting also includes various softer and rougher textures that all work wonderfully together just like those in our bouquet.

These luxury flowers are inspired by the masterpieces housed at the National Gallery. Each bouquet is beautifully arranged by our floral designers exclusively for the National Gallery. Included you will receive a gift card print of the artwork and a National Gallery care guide.

Product Ref: NGF878

Substitution Policy

Due to seasonal availability of certain flowers from time to time, we may use a substitution.

In cases like this, we will always use the best match with the stem pictured, and it will always be of equal or higher value to the one pictured.

In the rare case that no suitable substitution exists we will make contact with you to find an alternative solution.

This product is delivered by trackable courier.

Kindly note that some non-mainland areas might require an additional working day for transit.

Adverse weather conditions can also result in delays.

Deliveries might be early during particular events. For more details, feel free to contact us, and one of our customer care agents will provide you with further details before you place your order.

  • Keep your vase clean to reduce bacteria.
  • Fill 2/3 of your vase with water.
  • Remove any leaves that sit below the water line.
  • Trim 2-3cm off the stems every couple of days.
  • Change with fresh water every 1-2 days, top up when needed.
  • Keep flowers out of direct sunlight, do not place close to fires or radiators.
  • Remove wilting flowers and guard petals from your bouquet to keep it fresh.

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