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Little gardeners plant Rowcroft Hospice’s Meadow of Memories

20 May 2015

Rowcroft’s Estates team has had help sowing the seeds of the hospice’s Meadow of Memories from pupils at Cockington Primary School.

The children, who use the hospice grounds for outdoor learning, were invited to help plant the seeds for the beautiful wildflower meadow, which is grown in the hospice grounds.

Meadow of Memories Co-ordinator, Daniela Hopkins, explains: “Our Meadow of Memories is a flower meadow that is dedicated to the memory of loved ones and is situated in a lovely, peaceful location within the hospice.

“Local people are invited to be a part of the garden by dedicating a flower in memory of their loved ones, and it’s been lovely to involve local children in the sowing of the seeds.

“As the children visit the hospice regularly, they will be able to watch the seeds they’ve planted grow into a meadow full of colour.”

The hospice hopes that by creating a tranquil place to sit and walk, the Meadow of Memories will help to raise vital funds to support the hospice’s services, as well as providing a beautiful place for people to remember their loved ones.

Daniela said: “We hope the meadow will be a source of comfort and peace, as people request flowers that evoke special memories for them.”

Those who would like to request a flower can still do so; there are nine to choose from, including some favourites such as Californian poppies and cornflowers.

To request a flower simply call the hospice on 01803 217642, or visit

Daniela added: “We ask that people please make a donation to the hospice when sending their request.

“Their gift will help to ensure we can provide care to all the people who need it; at the hospice itself, or increasingly in people’s homes, local community hospitals, residential and nursing homes.”

All those who make a request will be invited to a family picnic day and a special service at the hospice in July, when many of the flowers will be at their best.

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