IF you head out into town today you might be one of the lucky people heading home with a free bouquet of beautiful flowers.

Thousands of posies will be marked with notes inviting passers-by to take them home to spread a little happiness all over the country.

The movement has been led by The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) to mark National Flower Arranging Day with members heading out in force today, Friday, to adorn Britain’s public places with flower bouquets.

They could be left anywhere from park benches, shop doorsteps or city landmarks and brightly branded with a large NAFAS postcard stating ‘Please Take Me Home’.

The idea of leaving bouquets for strangers as a random act of kindness, sometimes known as ‘The lonely bouquet’ or ‘The friendship bouquet’ originated a number of years ago in Belgium, when a local florist begun leaving flowers for people on the streets.

The concept then went viral and for the last six years NAFAS has led this innovation in the UK.

Jan Law, chairman of NAFAS, said: “In the past years, each one of our 1,100 clubs, which are situated all over the UK, have taken this, our special day, into their hearts and celebrated it in a variety of ways.

"As our Association celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, we all want to take the opportunity to introduce the public to our special world of flower arranging.

"The fun and friendship found in our flower clubs is a therapeutic experience to be handed on to the next generation to enjoy for many more years.”

If yo do spot one, NAFAS has asked for people to share their find using the hashtag #FlowerArrangingDay.