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Memorial rose garden dedicated in Faversham

Posted on 16 July 2013

A garden of roses to enable people to remember loved ones was formally dedicated in Faversham’s recreation ground in Park Road, on Tuesday.

It is the latest of several memorial gardens to be unveiled by Pilgrims Hospices as part of its Roses to Remember scheme.

Located in front of the park’s rugby club pavilion, the garden has been created for the charity by Faversham in Bloom. Its members planted a total of 61 highly scented rose bushes earlier this year and these have now flowered.  Encircled by red geraniums, the garden offers visitors an area of tranquility for calm recollection.

Pilgrims trustee Lindsay Goode read a poem entitled ‘What A Rose Can Say’, written by Margie Driver, during a short ceremony attended by guests including Faversham Town Mayor Cllr David Simmons with members of Faversham in Bloom and Swale in Bloom.

Lindsay thanked both groups for their help and support.  He said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to see the Pilgrims garden looking so fragrant, colourful and well tended. I would like to thank both groups for their hard work preparing the area and tending the roses over the past few months.

“The garden makes a very fitting way of remembering a loved one in an easily accessible and calm setting.”

More details about Pilgrims Rose to Remember can be found here.


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