It's a lovely idea: planting a tree or flower, in memory of loved ones lost. And now the British Legion is working with Ashridge Nurseries to do exactly that, in commemoration of the First World War Centenary.
The Centenary Gardens project will donate 50 per cent of its profits over the next four years (mirroring the duration of the war) to the British Legion. These profits will come from the purchase of plants bought from Ashridge via the project website: www.centenarygardens.co.uk.
Dr. Stephen Clarke is Head of Remembrance at the Legion. He says, 'Planting a living legacy in commemoration of those who died in the First World War will pass on the torch of remembrance to the next generation. Tributes of this nature can last for decades if not hundreds of years, and are lasting reminders of sacrifices made.'
'These living tributes are lasting reminders of the sacrifices made'
Prices start at £6 for a Peace Rose and £6.50 for a Remembrance Rose. If you're inclined to plant a longer-lasting message, oak trees cost from £32, or Arthur Turner Apple Bushes are on sale from £20.
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