Ceramic poppy for Tower of London Remembers

Frequently asked questions about the Tower of London Remembers and poppy deliveries.

About the installation

Why were there 888,246 poppies planted?
There was one poppy for each British fatality in the First World War. The figure of 888,246 derives from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission audit of 2010.

Who are your charity partners?
We are very happy to be working with six service charities

My poppy order

When will my poppy be sent?
All poppies have now been distributed and the project has officially come to a close, with net profits from sales distributed to the service charities.

Looking after your poppy
The poppy you will receive is one of the 888,246 that have been hand-made and planted in the Tower of London moat in 2014. Each poppy will vary by texture, colour and finish. This variation is an intrinsic part of the installation. Please remember your poppy is ceramic and may not withstand a hard frost.

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