This is intended to symbolise the pain suffered by those that fought in the war and the hope of a brighter future when the war ended. The work will cover a surface area of around 500m². It will be best viewed from the roof of the castle that is location inside the botanical gardens’ grounds.
The poppies have been made from red plastic bottle tops. The unique method used to turn the bottle tops into flower petals was developed by someone that works at the botanical gardens. In order to enable enough bottle tops to be collected they enlisted the help of a number of organisations
For example the Aalst Youth Club collected bottles and melted them down to use as poppy petals, while pupils from the BuSo Sint-Franciscus School in Roosdaal put the flowers together.