Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Secret Language of Flowers” as Want to Read:
The Secret Language of Flowers
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Secret Language of Flowers

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  139 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Flowers are one of the most popular and well-received gifts, given to express love and affection. But did you know the type of flowers you give can speak volumes? The Secret Language of Flowers is a fascinating insight into the Victorian tradition of using flowers to convey secret messages, in a society where feelings often had to be suppressed. In this beautifully illustr ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published November 21st 2011 by Cico (first published October 11th 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Secret Language of Flowers, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Secret Language of Flowers

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Manny
Oct 03, 2016 Manny marked it as to-read
Do you understand the language of Flowers? Here are a few of the beautiful messages you will be able to send once you have mastered its secrets.

Saying you've invited Gennifer Flowers to your debate: I am an asshole.

Saying you've invited Gennifer Flowers to your debate but not doing so: I am an asshole.

Saying you've invited Gennifer Flowers to your debate, not doing so, and then telling your surrogates to keep talking about it for the next week: I am an asshole.

Misspelling the name "Gennifer Flow
...more
Hannah Gilbert
Aug 28, 2013 Hannah Gilbert rated it it was amazing
I thought that this book was well written, it was full of interesting facts about various different kinds of flowers including folklore on how the flower came into being and gave the meaning of a flowers name.
Since the book is about the secret language of flowers that was created in the Victorian era it also discusses how a certain number of flowers, the color, the arrangement of the flowers or if the a flower is paired up with another the message it may send.
This book will even tell you wha
...more
Kerri
Apr 13, 2014 Kerri rated it really liked it
A quick read. An interesting theme. A bit of a stretch to believe the story but the main character is likable and brings a unique perspective about the importance of family and belonging.
Donny
Oct 29, 2013 Donny rated it it was ok
The book's appeal rests in its aesthetically pleasing layout and its vivid illustrations for the individual flowers; for that it received the second star. The text itself was poorly written, and each entry contained a random smattering of myths and facts regarding each flower, with no defined method of categorisation or uniformity in the style of information given. Each entry was concluded with a lame sort of "flower horoscope" paragraph, which I found highly annoying. Overall, while it supplied ...more
Michelle
May 15, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It's a quick read and very well done. The way the story unfolds helps you savor every moment. I wanted to get to know the characters and was cheering for a positive outcome. What a great book!
Alice Haynes
One of my top 10 in the last year. I highly recommend it.
Robyn
Feb 14, 2016 Robyn rated it really liked it
Thought this book would just be too light for me but I really enjoyed it. Nice surprise.
Emma Brown
Jul 15, 2014 Emma Brown rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction, plants
The pictures are beautiful, but the information is, on the whole, limited. It was lovely to look at, but not enormously informative.
Julia Lock
Dec 24, 2012 Julia Lock rated it really liked it
so good so far
Aliante128
Aliante128 rated it really liked it
Jul 01, 2015
Debra
Debra rated it really liked it
Jun 20, 2015
Adi
Adi rated it really liked it
Nov 05, 2013
Revi Roza
Revi Roza rated it really liked it
Jul 26, 2016
Karla
Karla rated it liked it
Mar 30, 2013
Carrie Millar
Carrie Millar rated it liked it
Mar 01, 2015
Tiara Perez
Tiara Perez rated it it was amazing
Mar 14, 2014
Kat
Kat rated it really liked it
Aug 24, 2013
Heather
Heather rated it it was amazing
Sep 07, 2015
Sally
Sally rated it it was amazing
Dec 24, 2014
Leora
Leora rated it it was amazing
Jun 07, 2014
CL
CL rated it liked it
Jun 11, 2014
Sarah Carr
Sarah Carr rated it really liked it
Jan 01, 2017
Melanie
Melanie rated it liked it
Nov 16, 2014
Jen
Jen rated it it was amazing
Aug 10, 2013
Meaghan
Meaghan rated it it was amazing
Jan 11, 2015
Katherine
Katherine rated it it was amazing
Jun 09, 2012
Øyvind S.
Øyvind S. rated it it was amazing
Jan 29, 2017
Sunny Dennis
Sunny Dennis rated it really liked it
Aug 02, 2014
Gayle
Gayle rated it really liked it
Nov 12, 2012
Kelly
Kelly rated it it was amazing
Jul 12, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World: Equipment, Combat Skills and Tactics
  • Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods and Techniques
  • How to Draw and Paint Fantasy Architecture
  • What People Wore When: A Complete Illustrated History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society
  • Swords: An Artist's Devotion
  • Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor
  • Passions of the Renaissance (A History of Private Life, #3)
  • Deadly Doses: A Writer's Guide to Poisons
  • The Complete Costume History / Vollständige Kostümgeschichte / Le Costume Historique
  • A History of Costume
  • Battle
  • Body Trauma: A Writer's Guide to Wounds and Injuries
  • Cause of Death: A Writer's Guide to Death, Murder, and Forensic Medicine
  • From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War (A History of Private Life, #4)
  • A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion
  • The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate
  • Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style
  • Joyfully at Home: A Book for Young Ladies on Vision and Hope

Share This Book