Floral Fashions: From Bouquets to Buttonholes

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

Concourse, Sublevel 3, in front of the escalators

Ornate bouquet holders were worn for both function and fashion by women during the Victorian era (1837–1901). Over a dozen holders used to showcase posies that incorporated floral messages spelled out in the ‘language of flowers’ are displayed from Smithsonian Garden's collections.