News | 20 April 2016

Fields of Remembrance

From 18 April to 15 May, part of Wellington Botanic Garden will become a place to reflect on and remember those who died in World War I 1915-1916.

One white cross surrounded by rows of other white crosses
Fields of Remembrance - TPR. J.W. Haughie

In 2015, 866 white crosses were installed on Salamanca Lawn to honour soldiers from the region who died in 1915. This year, these will be joined by 964 individually named crosses for each local soldier who died in 1916. 

In addition there will be one Jewish Star of David, bringing the total loss of life over the first two years of World War I to 1831 soldiers.

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 Rd or at the Met Service car park. Please be aware that the pathway to Fields of Remembrance is steep.