This garden symbolises the loss felt by families when their loved ones did not return home.
The central focus of the Legacy Garden is the beautiful bronze statue of a mother and her children. The sculptor is Louis Laumen. The mother is a widow and her son is holding a wreath to lay at the Shrine of Remembrance.
The garden around the statue has red poppies planted each year for Remembrance Day. The rest of the year the garden has red salvia plants. The flower beds are surrounded by a rosemary hedge, symbolic of remembrance.
‘Legacy’ is an organisation that supports the families of deceased servicemen and women. It was founded in 1923 and one of its early leaders, Colonel Sir Alfred Kemsley, was also a Shrine Chairman from 1978-1983. Each year Legacy holds commemorative services at the Shrine. We also host the annual Legacy Student Public speaking competition.
Explore with your family
Our Shrine Kids and Explorer Kit activities and programs take the whole family on a journey of discovery.
Reviewed 30 March 2021