Meadow of Memories

Event Type: In Memorium

When: 13th July 2014

Meadow of Memories  

Every year we create a flower meadow in Rowcroft’s arboretum, within the hospice grounds. The meadow becomes a beautiful and tranquil place to sit and walk with swathes of annual flowers amongst the many varieties of trees that grow there. 

We create a place which gives people the chance to remember, reflect and look forward whilst enjoying the display of flowers. We invite you to be a part of this garden by requesting a flower that evokes special memories for you. 

This year’s flower choices are: Cornflower, Sweet Alyssum, Marigold, Virginia Stock, Californian Poppy, Linum (Flax), African Daisy, Night Scented Stock and Gypsophila 'Covent Garden'.

Photos from this year's Meadow planting are available to view on our website gallery or on Rowcroft's Facebook page

Each year we also hold a special service when many of the flowers will be at their best and everyone who makes a dedication is invited. However people are welcome to visit the area at any time.

We received such wonderful comments about last year’s services on our Facebook page:

“Thank you for the Meadow of Memories service today. It was really moving and very comforting” 

“Thank you Rowcroft such a lovely service and a beautiful garden” 

And this one by email:

"The meadow was beautiful and I am sure that it has given much comfort to very many families as it did to ours, we found the service very uplifting and it really pulled our family closer together". 

If you would like to receive information about Meadow of Memories, please contact Jill Stevens on 01803 210857 or email 

When & Where

13 Jul 2014


"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, still very dear."