Great War Memorial Garden

A new garden of reflection to commemorate Britain’s entry into the First World War has been created by volunteers, thanks to a £100,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

The garden will sit in the grounds of a National Trust memorial chapel in Sandham, Hampshire, which is the only National Trust building dedicated to the Great War, and commemorates those who fell in the “forgotten war” in Salonika, Macedonia.

The half-acre garden has taken around 8 months to complete, with the help of 60 volunteers from charities such as Help for Heroes and local horticultural students. The garden is home to fruit trees, scented cottage garden style planting, a vegetable plot and a wildflower meadow.

The garden opens its gates from Tuesday 5th August to coincide with the centenary of Britian’s entry into the Great War.

Image courtesy of Visit Hampshire.