Nothing says British summer quite like afternoon tea. Last year the popularity of this traditional pastime soared as people looked to celebrate special occasions at home, with searches for afternoon tea on waitrose.com increasing by 350%. New to our Entertaining food-to-order range this year is a selection of indulgent triple-layered cakes – Victoria Sponge, Carrot, Lemon and Chocolate & Salted Caramel – to make every occasion worthy of sharing. The show-stopping cakes are made exclusively for Waitrose by the renowned Fiona Cairns bakery, which uses only the best quality ingredients for their classic recipes.

Beautiful blooms

Passionate about selecting the finest seasonal flowers, our expert florist Chris Wood has put together a selection of gorgeous bouquets that are perfect for making that special someone smile this Mother’s Day (Sunday 14 March). The arrangements featured here are just some of the choices available in Waitrose stores and from our dedicated website waitroseflorist.com, which offers a delivery service.


Spending more time enjoying and improving our outdoor space – whether it’s a balcony with a few pots or a large lawn lined with beautiful borders – was one of the big hits of lockdown. As spring approaches, Waitrose stores have everything gardeners need to freshen up their plot for the new season.   

Lucy Comer

Partner & Garden Buyer

“Sales of bulbs and plants rocketed in the past 12 months as more of us discovered our green fingers and the joys of gardening. It’s easy to see why, as escaping to grab some fresh air and get back to nature is so good for lifting our spirits. Waitrose garden products are made from sustainable sources that are FSC accredited, and include bird and bee houses to encourage wildlife.


“Waitrosegarden.com, our specialist website, also has a wide selection of plants and outdoor accessories, as well as furniture.”