At the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show this year, Beutyliner and Trelleborg (our EPDM supplier) amongst many others have joined with Phillip Johnson Landscapes to create a garden in support of the 5000 Poppies project.
Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War. And in 2015, there will be a large number of activities commemorating 100 years since the Anzac Gallipoli landing.
The initial aim of 5000 Poppies is to “plant” a massive field of handmade poppies in Federation Square, Melbourne on Anzac Day 2015 as a stunning visual tribute to Australian servicemen and women for more than a century of service in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. The display garden at MIFGS is a taste of what will be seen later this year.
After the Anzac Day, 5000 Poppies are hoping to tour the project nationally from 2015 to 2018 with the ultimate aim being to gift the entire project to the Australian War Memorial for all Australians to enjoy.