Poppy Meadow - Commemorating the First World War

To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has created a poppy meadow at our Edinburgh garden. The meadow, located on the Garden’s Glasshouse Lawn, includes the common poppy Papaver rhoeas, an iconic symbol of remembrance and used to commemorate the First World War since 1921.

At the time of the First World War the Garden had 110 staff and of the 88 men, 73 joined the forces and 20 lost their lives in action. The names of these men are listed in the Garden’s War Service Roll (1914-1919) which can be viewed online.


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