Those lucky enough to have already experienced the sea of red poppies at the Tower of London will know it’s an event not to be missed. The first flower was established on the 17th of July and the last will be planted on the 11th of November in correspondence with Armistice Day. So if you haven’t already been, now is the time to pay a visit.
A scarlet sea of ceramic poppies
A trip to the Tower of London is enjoyable at the best of times. Now – with a scarlet sea of ceramic poppies in place – it’s even more impressive. If you’re struggling to come up with half term activities for the little ones, then taking them to see this particular art installation should be at the very top of your list.
A symbol of military remembrance
Many people choose to send flowers to their loved ones for occasions such as; birthdays, anniversaries and sympathy. In accordance to this; the bright-red flowers growing in the fields of Flanders, have long since been appointed as the symbol of military remembrance.
A gift worth giving
The poppies have been put in place to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and the event has so far raised an incredible £11.2million for charity. The art installation, which has been given the name ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, will ultimately host an astounding 888,246 poppies in the grounds of the Tower ; one for every soldier from the UK, Australia and the Commonwealth; all of whom were killed during the Great War. Each poppy will be sold for £25 and those who buy one will receive it after the Armistice ceremonies have come to a close. To date, an impressive 450,000 people have placed an order in advance.
The money raised will go to British charities including the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes. If you’d like to give your own gift of flowers, serenataflowers.com have a wide range of products to choose from, including occasion flowers and sympathy gifts – many of which feature same day delivery.