Given the vast numbers of people who were involved in the First World War, most of us have a personal link to the events of 1914-18. Certainly, every village, town and county has a story to tell – and so do our gardens. As the four years of Commemoration approach there are plenty of opportunities to do some research and to share what we find.
The Imperial War Museum is leading the First World War Centenary Partnership – a network of cultural and educational organisations. At the moment, the Museum itself is only partially open while the new First World War galleries are prepared, but the website is up and running – http://www.1914.org . Have a look and see whether there are any opportunities for your County Gardens Trust to get involved.