Churchill Memorial Gardens is one of several sites around Torbay that has been designated to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
Through the project Devon Remembers, Torbay Council has teamed up with Devon County Council to develop, support and coordinate community based projects across Devon and Torbay to bring together commemorative activities that are at the heart of the community. The poppy planting is one of many.
Councillor Robert Excell, Executive Lead for Safer Communities, Highways, Environment and Sport said: “Remembering those that gave their lives in the First World War is significant to many of us and being part of the Devon Remembers campaign is important to Torbay Council. The poppies will begin to flower between early June and July and TOR2 will start re-cultivating the sites to re-flower in September. This gives the residents and visitors to Torbay a number of months to see the impact of the poppies at the display sites.”
Poppies were first suggested as a symbol for Remembrance in 1918 and is the adopted symbol of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.