London plans flowering garden in memory of lives lost to coronavirus menace

World | 27 Nov 2020 9:10 pm

A public garden of blossom trees is to be created to commemorate Londoners who have lost their lives to coronavirus.

The "lasting living memorial" will be set up at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in partnership with the National Trust.

The trees will be planted in three rings – a central ring of 17 trees, and two smaller rings of nine and seven trees – in the north of the park early next year.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said: "This public garden of blossom trees will be a permanent reminder of the lives that have been lost, a tribute to every single key worker, and a symbol of how Londoners have stood together to help one another."


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