The Somerset Poppies
Red poppies created by thousands of local children. First planted in 2018 to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. Since then the poppies have returned each year to chosen corners of the gardens.
Poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community. The poppy is a well-known and well-established symbol, one that carries a wealth of history and meaning with it. – British Legion
During WW1, much of the fighting took place in Western Europe. The countryside was blasted, bombed and fought over repeatedly. Previously beautiful landscapes turned to mud; bleak and barren scenes where little or nothing could grow. – British Legion
There was a notable and striking exception to the bleakness – the bright red Flanders poppies. These resilient flowers flourished in the middle of so much chaos and destruction, growing in the thousands upon thousands. – British Legion – British Legion