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Glenart – 100th Anniversary of Wilfred Owen’s time in Edinburgh

Glen Art was invited by the Wilfred Owen Association to join them in events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the four months Wilfred Owen spent in Edinburgh, where he met Sassoon, and became , in his own words “A poets’ poet”

A grant from Awards for All to the WOA enabled Glen Art and Bravehound veterans to be at the heart of the project.

Thanks to fellow Cobseo members the Taxi Charity, the “Wilfred Owen “ actor Dave Clark and Owen’s nephew Peter Owen were sent off in style from a vintage taxi and Chelsea Pensioners.

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Glen Art created a show garden at the Gardening Scotland Show in Edinburgh

We approached Robert Ross to design the garden and partnered with CWGC and the Wilfred Owen Association to create a garden called ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF REMEMBRANCE. It commemorated the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s time in Edinburgh and of the CWGC.

The garden won the Peoples’ Choice Award as well as a Silver Award. It was created by veterans with PTSD from Glen Art working with the gardening team from the CWGC.

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Glen Art partners with CWGC and Wilfred Owen Association for Centenary Garden at Gardening Scotland Show

Glen Art Veterans are creating their annual Show Garden for the Gardening Scotland Show. This year’s garden is called ONE HUNDRED YEAR OF REMEMBRANCE and Glen Art are proud to be partnering with the CWGC and Wilfred Owen Association, to create a garden to commemorate the centenary of the CWGC, and of the time Owen spent at Craiglockhart War Hospital for officers with Shell Shock in 1917. Veterans with PTSD working with the CWGC gardeners in honouring those whose lives were lost or whose minds were shattered a hundred years ago.

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