After many months of effort our memorial garden at the Wardrobe has had its refurbishment completed, just in time for the Salisbury Reunion!
The final phase was the production of the slate and stone memorials for each of the four segments of the garden; one segment for each of our regiments.
The exercise started last year when the old memorial garden and adjacent section were cleared. A path giving level access through the garden was constructed in January. Each segment then had lavender planted, which will be developed into a low level hedge. Dwarf conifers were also introduced, to provide height.
The intitial funding came through ex-DERR member Robert Coveney's company. Further funding came from the Regimental Association and we feel that those attending the reunion will be proud to see their new memorial garden.
Apart from being dramatically different to the old garden, the most important aspect of this refurbishment is that the garden now fully embraces our current regiment.
Our thanks go to all those who contributed ideas and time to the garden, especially Kathryn Marshall and Alistair Riggs.