Throughout May and June, 1,000 forget-me-nots will be planted in venues across Herefordshire.

The art installation, which celebrates 35 years of care by St Michael’s Hospice, will be on display on the lawn adjacent to the Cock of Tupsley off Ledbury Road in Hereford from Saturday until June 4 before being transferred to the annual Hellens Garden Festival in Much Marcle June 8 and 9.

The flowers, measuring 17cm in diameter and 43 cm in length, have been custom-made by the British Ironwork Centre.

Shaped from steel and glazed in forget-me-not blue, they are made to sit in an outdoor space as a tribute to a loved one for years to come.

Money raised from each flower bought will enable hospice care teams to help local families living with terminal illness.

Each flower sculpture, on sale for £20 each, will then be carefully taken back to St Michael’s Hospice in Bartestree to be collected by the public from June 12.

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