Dedicating a flower in the most beautiful wildflower meadow in South Devon is a special way to celebrate the lives of those we have loved, and still love dearly.
Rowcroft's colour flower meadow is planted within the hospice grounds, in the arboretum amongst many varieties of trees that grow there.
During the early months of summer the meadow comes alive creating a peaceful place to relax. You can simply sit back; watch the array of colours sway in the cool breeze, look out at the sea views and listen to the bird song, bees and butterflies.
Certain flowers may evoke special memories for many people, and as part of the Meadow of Memories appeal they can dedicate their choice of flower in memory of their loved ones.
Sarah, from Ipplepen, describes how the meadow provides her with some comfort: "Steven loved flowers and dedicating a flower in the Meadow of Memories is such a lovely way to remember him. The meadow is a tranquil, peaceful place and seeing the new flowers grow helps to bring hope and peace in this most beautiful spot."
The meadow quietly lies in front of Rainbow House and from the beginning of each yeat our Estates Team keeps a close eye on the patch waiting for the right time to start preperation.
Around the end of March, depending on weather, seeds are sown and over the following months a beautiful carpet of colour will appear. Last year, Borage, a sappire blue annual herb, somewhat took over and who knows, this year it could be the intense blue of the Cornflower that embraces the meadow or even the warm sun yellow of the Rudbekia.
Remembering a loved one by dedicating a flower in their memory helps the precious memories of the moments shared live on.
To find out more about our Meadow of Memories, please visit our web page.