Forever Flowers

Dedicate a Forever Flower to a loved one and be part of this beautiful display

Important Notice regarding Private Viewing on Monday 15th April – please read

Due to the predicted high winds for Monday 15th April, Waddesdon Manor have taken the decision to keep the grounds closed meaning our private viewing event will not take place as planned. Waddesdon Manor has a strict policy for high winds due to the nature of the estate and the large number of large trees it has. 

We can confirm that the Forever Flowers private viewing will be delayed for one day only, and will now take place on Tuesday 16th April. Time slots will remain the same and we hope you can make it. 

We will be emailing all guests with further instructions if you are unable to attend the revised date. If you can attend you do not need to email us, and we look forward to seeing you. 

We are very sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this will have caused you, but safety is a priority at a public event. We hope that you are still able to join us on the new date of Tuesday 16th April and look forward to welcoming you to the Rose Garden. 

 

 

Thank you for dedicating a Rose in memory of your loved one. Any roses bought after 2nd April won’t have a dedication name printed on the board at our Waddesdon manor event due to print deadlines.

Our Forever Flowers event will see loved ones remembered with a beautiful display at Waddesdon Manor consisting of 850 metal red roses – each one, hand crafted by Travellers Finds especially for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity and dedicated to the life and memory of someone special.

The Roses will form a stunning temporary installation at The Rose Garden within the grounds of the beautiful National Trust estate, Waddesdon Manor. A private viewing of the installation will take place on Monday 15th April for those who have dedicated a Forever Flower, giving the opportunity to reflect, remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.

The display will then be open to the public from Wednesday 17th – Sunday 28th April during their visit to Waddesdon Manor, providing an opportunity to enjoy the roses and a chance to reflect and look forward. 

Please note that we now have only a limited number of roses available, if you would like to make a dedication we encourage you to do this as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Dedications are now closed for this years display.

 

Rose in Hospice Garden
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Thank you for dedicating a Rose in memory of your loved one. Any roses bought after 2nd April won’t have a dedication name printed on the board at our Waddesdon manor event due to print deadlines.

“The flowers were beautifully displayed, we were blessed with the weather and the atmosphere was utterly peaceful.

It was such a privilege to be at Waddesdon Manor when it was closed and to know that everyone there had a shared experience.”

FNHC Supporter who dedicated a Forever Flower in 2023

 

Forever Forget-Me-Not display at Waddesdon Manor | Spring 2023

Thank you to our Sponsors of this project

Everything you need to know about the private viewing

We’ve put together some frequently asked questions about the event

There will be a limited number of 750 Red Roses available to dedicate to a loved one.

There is a suggested donation of £35 per flower – £1 for every year of care Florence Nightingale Hospice has given. 

You can make a dedication by completing the above order form.

No, however there will be a dedication board and your loved ones name will appear on here.

You can collect your Forever Flower from our office, in Aylesbury during the week commencing 13th May.

Collection address: Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Head Office, Unit 2 Walton Lodge, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QY

You can also collect your Forever Flower from one of our 13 Shops across Bucks and Oxon, to arrange this you will need to email fundraising@fnhospice.org.uk to request this.

Posting your Forever Flower will incur an additional donation of £4.50 per flower to cover the cost of postage. Please note that your Red Rose will not fit through a letterbox.

Flowers will naturally rust over time when exposed to the elements. We recommend keeping your Forever Flower indoors to keep it in the best condition.

When you made your dedication you will be asked to select whether you would like to attend the 10am – 12noon viewing or 12.30pm – 2.30pm viewing on the 15th April. If you have any queries about the time you have booked email fundraising@fnhospice.org.uk

The main car park will be open for our guests, there will be a bus running a shuttle service up to the Manor throughout the day, please note that pedestrian access will be closed so you must only travel from the car park to the Manor by the shuttle bus service.

The shuttle bus will be running from 9.45am, with the final bus leaving the car park at 2pm. The last bus will leave the Manor at 3pm to return to the car park.

If you have mobility issues and would like a disabled space at the Manor please email fundraising@fnhospice.org.uk

Toilets will be available.
Refreshments will be available to purchase.

Yes you can, however, usual opening hours and grounds entry charges will apply. You can visit: https://waddesdon.org.uk/your-visit/tickets/ to book.

Although well-behaved dogs are allowed in the grounds of the Manor, please be aware that the installation is within the Rose Garden and no dogs are permitted within this area at any time unless they are assistance dogs. If you bring your dog, they must be kept outside of the installation area and with someone at all times.

Yes, a photographer will be taking photos of the installation during the private viewing.

Please note that the photographer will be taking photos of the flowers and installation for future marketing of the event and not of our supporters visiting the display.

You can make a difference

Our vision is for local patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, to be able to access the best possible care and support, whenever and wherever they need it.

This will only be possible with the generosity and commitment of our supporters.  Every day your donations help us to develop and deliver the services which make such a difference in our patients’ lives.   

Please support us in whatever way you can to help keep our dedicated and specialist care available for those who need it.