Beautiful bouquets of flowers from a "kind stranger" have been appearing on benches in a village.

A number of colourful flower arrangements have been popping up on different benches on The Green in Wooburn Green, with sweet messages telling the person who found them to keep them - or give them to someone who needs cheering up.

One message read: "If you are feeling low and need a lift, a kind stranger has left this floral gift. We hope these flowers brighten your day, or if you know someone who needs cheering up please give them away."

In a world left so miserable by the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown restrictions, the flowers have been a much-needed boost for many struggling residents.

Suzanne Kingshott, who runs Hot Flowers and Art on The Green, has now revealed more about the heartwarming project.

She told the Bucks Free Press she took a call from one of their regular customers who wanted to "spread a little cheer and goodwill amongst the community".

She said: "The idea was to periodically place bouquets of flowers on the benches of the picturesque green were the shop is located. The green is the centre of the village, a beautiful open space with numerous benches for people to rest.

"The kind benefactor didn’t want their details to be made known, they just wanted to anonymously give a little back to the village they love."

Suzanne and business partner and husband Roger say they have enjoyed watching people find the flowers and read the message explaining they are a gift to anyone who needs them - and that the mystery flowers have become a "real talking point" in the village.

Suzanne added: "We shared the story on our Facebook page and we amazed at how many people reacted and loved the idea."

More bouquets are set to appear over the coming weeks.

Like many other independent businesses, Hot Flowers and Art have been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, usually covering around 80 weddings a year as well as providing flowers for hotels and offices.

But Suzanne praised the community for their ongoing support through tough times.

You can call Hot Flowers on 01628 528811.