Lets turn Stockton on Tees Yellow to commemorate the start of the First World War
Help turn the Borough yellow for Great War Centenary.
Each seed pack will signify one of Stockton’s fallen soldiers and will be issued with tags bearing the name and date of birth of the solider to tie around the plant stalks.
“Significantly, sunflowers are expected to reach full bloom at the end of the summer but these will be cut down early in August as a fitting tribute to the lives lost prematurely during battle.”
The project will end in a special event on 4 August, the 100-year anniversary of Britain entering the war.
In August, just as the flowers are coming into bloom they will be cut down and the lives of those lost will be remembered.
Details of the event, and the seed collection arrangements, will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
For updates on the project and other commemorative events across the Borough, visit stockton.gov.uk/events
For more on the North-East's role in the First World War go to thenortheastatwar.co.uk.