Royal British Legion Remembrance Glade

Visiting Us

The National Memorial Arboretum remains open to pre-booked visitors following the introduction of new national coronavirus restrictions from Thursday 5 November, however the number of visitors permitted access each day will continue to be regulated and will be by pre-booked ticket only.

Access to the Arboretum will be via the Remembrance Centre where our visitor toilets remain available. The new restrictions mean that all indoor areas including our Shop are closed and we are currently unable to offer dine-in options in our Restaurant, though a limited take-away service is available from our Coffee Shop kiosk. Our tours, talks and trails are also unavailable.  

Further information about the measures currently in place at the Arboretum can be found by following the link below.

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The Glade has been created to provoke reflection and contemplation through symbolic forms, features and plants.

It is a space for quiet contemplation of service and sacrifice.

The Glade also provides an ideal spot for those who just want to reflect on what Remembrance means to them.

The Remembrance Glade
The Remembrance Glade Mirror
The Remembrance Glade Entrance
The Remembrance Glade Trees

Denoting strength, the curved oak gateways provide an entrance into an inner sanctum.

The glade is a perfect circle of white stemmed Himalayan birches creating a sense of harmony and unity.

The central mirror reflects truth and brings light.

Remembrance honours those who serve to defend our freedoms and way of life.

We remember the sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth. We pay tribute to the special contribution of families, as well as the emergency services, and we acknowledge innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict and acts of terrorism.

In every act of Remembrance, we honour the memory of the fallen and we hope for a peaceful future.

The Remembrance Glade