Forever Flowers display to take root at Cardiff Castle

A striking display of sunflowers will open to the public at Cardiff Castle this Saturday (July 30).

Thousands of expertly crafted Forever Flowers will feature in the display designed by award-winning local artist Katherine Jones who is best known for her memory boxes and detailed pen and ink drawings of UK landmarks and cities.

Organised by City Hospice, the Forever Flowers campaign provides an opportunity for people to unite and remember cherished family members, friends, colleagues and loved ones with unique and lasting tributes.

The display is free to visit and will run until Sunday August 14. Supporters will be able to collect their Forever Flower during the final weekend of the display and following the event.

There is also an opportunity for personalisation as the flowers can be engraved after the display at a significantly reduced cost at participating Timpson stores.

Forever Flowers supports the work of City Hospice, Cardiff’s local hospice, which is the only provider of home-based specialist palliative care in the capital.

The charity provides care to patients with terminal or life limiting illnesses such as cancer, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and motor neurone disease (MND), as well as counselling and support services for their families.

Liz Booyse, Chief Executive of City Hospice, said: “We are really excited to return to the iconic Cardiff Castle for our Forever Flowers display.

“Providing people with a means to remember, talk about and celebrate the lives of loved ones has always been an important part of our work. Bereavement can be difficult in normal times, let alone during a pandemic, and many may have felt their grief has been heightened in recent years.

“This is why Forever Flowers is such a special campaign; it provides an opportunity for people to unite in remembrance and celebrate life.”