Fields of Remembrance

From 19 April to 3 May, part of Wellington Botanic Garden will become a place to reflect on and remember those who died in World War I 1915-1917.

A field full of white crosses representing soldiers who died during the first two years of World War 1.

The White Crosses project is a nationwide initiative. This field consists of a named cross for every man and woman from the Wellington region who died over 100 years ago.

884 crosses were installed here on Salamanca Lawn in 2015; and an additional 964 white crosses in 2016.

This year these crosses are joined by 1,568 representing each individual who died in 1917.

Next year, the final year of the WW100 Commemorations, there will be an additional 1,850 which brings the total of 5,266 individuals from the Wellington region who died in World War 1.

Fields of Remembrance is located near the Henry Moore sculpture. You can park in the Lady Norwood Rose Garden car park and follow the path up to Salamanca lawn. Drop offs and pick-ups are possible on Salamanca Road or at the MetService car park. Please be aware that the pathway to Fields of Remembrance is steep.