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City Hospice Forever Flowers provides an opportunity for our community to celebrate and remember the lives of lost ones.

We are delighted once again to provide the public with a means to celebrate life and to remember loved ones with City Hospice’s Forever Flowers within one of Cardiff’s most iconic locations, Cardiff Castle.

Forever Flowers has been inspired by the ongoing challenges around bereavement, and our wish to support people with their grief. This year’s choice of flowers is a Sunflower, which for many symbolises positivity, admiration, loyalty, and devotion.

A stunning display within the grounds of Cardiff Castle

Thousands of beautiful metal Sunflowers will feature in a stunning display within the grounds of Cardiff Castle from 30th July – 14th August 2022. Your Sunflower will be a part of this special display in memory of someone you love. Now more than ever, we need these occasions to celebrate life. During the final two days of the display, you will be welcome to take away your flower and place it in a space that is special to you.

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New for 2022

We are delighted to have partnered with Timpson to provide the opportunity to have your Forever Flower engraved following the display at a significantly reduced cost. Following the event you can take your Forever Flower to participating Timpson stores (see FAQ’s below) and have it engraved.

Celebration of Life Event

New to this year’s Forever Flowers campaign, we will be holding a Celebration of Life event on the evening of Thursday 4th August. This is a special opportunity for not only those who have purchased a Forever Flower but for the community to come together and join City Hospice with this private event within the grounds of Cardiff Castle.

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Forever Flowers is for everyone, not just those who were cared for by City Hospice or experienced a bereavement during the pandemic. It provides the opportunity for people to talk about their grief, reflect, remember a loved one and celebrate life with a lasting tribute.

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When will the flowers be on display in Cardiff Castle?

The Forever Flowers display at Cardiff Castle will take place from 30th July  to 14th August.

How much is a flower?

Our Forever Flowers cost £25 per flower.

Is there a limit to how many flowers I can buy?

No, you can purchase as many flowers as you wish (subject to availability).

Can I make an additional donation?

Yes, you are welcome to make an additional donation, supporting the lives of the people we care for at the time when it’s needed the most.

When can I visit the display at Cardiff Castle?

You can visit the display at Cardiff Castle from 30th July – 14th August 2022. The opening times are Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm and Friday – Sunday 10am – 5pm.

What Timpson stores are participating in the engraving offer?

Following the display you can take your Forever Flower(s) to Timpson, St Mary Street Cardiff or Timpson Tesco Culver House Cross (Car Park), Cardiff. When you opt to have engraving you will be sent confirmation to take to Timpson as proof of purchase.

How many characters can I have engraved?

You can choose up to 18 characters on a 39mm x 13mm size plate which can be attached to the back of the flower after display

Why did you choose a Sunflower?

Following the success of our 2021 Forever Flowers campaign, and recognising the overwhelming need for events like this for people to come together, we began planning this year’s campaign in the Autumn of 2021. It was at this point that we decided upon the sunflower as our Forever Flower for 2022 as the symbolism of the flower aligned with our campaign’s sentiments and has been a long standing emblem of the hospice movement.

While Forever Flowers has no affiliation with Ukraine, whose national flower is the sunflower, we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and in condemnation of the invasion. Our bereavement counselling service is open to everyone and we encourage people to get in touch for support.

Is there a charge to enter Cardiff Castle grounds?

No, entry to the castle grounds is free of charge. There is a fee to enter the castle buildings.

Do you have directions to the Castle?

You can find all the directions and information you need here: https://www.cardiffcastle.com/

When will my flower be available to collect?

You can collect your Forever Flower from Cardiff Castle during the final weekend of the display – 13th and 14th August.

Can I collect my flower from the hospice?

Yes  following the display, you are welcome to call at Ty Hosbis, Whitchurch Hospital Grounds, Park Road, Whitchurch CF14 7BF between 10am-2pm Wednesday 17th- – Friday 19th August to collect your Forever Flower. (If these dates are inconvenient please contact us to make alternative arrangements)

Can I get the flower delivered?

Yes, for an additional £6 we can post your Forever Flower to you after the display. Forever Flowers will packaged and distributed week commencing 15th August 2022.

If you have any other queries, we’d love to hear from you. Call us on 02920 524150 or email info@cityhospice.org.uk