Farmer Plants Thousands Of Trees To Honor Late Wife, Then Arial Photo Uncovers Hidden Tribute.

The absolute hardest thing to experience in life is the death of a relative or close friend. In the blink of an eye our loved ones can leave us with nothing but the memory of their laughter, smile, and stories. Because of this, we should live every moment to the fullest and value quality time over everything else.

Honoring loved ones is just as important during their lifetime, as it is after death. One man who lives on a farm near Wickwar, South Gloucestershire has found the sweetest way to honor the memory of his late wife that will definitely touch your heart.

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Winston Howes was married to his wife Janet for 33 years when she passed away back in 1995 at the age of 50 from heart failure. The two originally met in 1960, fell in love, and married two years later. Janet stayed at home with their son and together the happy couple lived a full life.

When Winston lost Janet he knew that he needed to create a tribute to his wife that would be long lasting.

That’s when he had the brilliant idea to create a special grove of trees. Together with his son, Winston spent a week planting thousands of oak saplings to create the grove.

But in the creation they hid a secret… the inside meadow was in the shape of a heart.

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In fact, because the meadow cannot be seen from a nearby road, Winston’s heart has remained a family secret for years, until just recently. Andy Collett, a hot air balloonist, happened to fly by and was shocked to find the heart among the grove of trees.

“I have my own balloon and am quite a regular flyer – but this was the most amazing sight I have ever seen from the sky,” Andy told The Telegraph.


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The shape of the heart is marked out by bushes that grow around the trees as a hedge and the only entrance is through a small pathway that leads up to the tip of the heart’s point.

“Once it was completed we put [a] seat in the field, overlooking the hill near where she used to live,” Winston told The Telegraph. “I sometimes go down there, just to sit and think about things. It is a lovely and lasting tribute to her which will be here for years.”

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Winston’s heart shaped meadow is truly an incredible way to honor the Janet’s life and the love that they shared together.

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