Ipswich Town has officially opened its brand new memorial garden, providing a new place of reflection for those whose loved ones' ashes were interred at the stadium. 

The Garden of Remembrance at Portman Road, located at the back of the Sir Alf Ramsey stand, opened on Saturday with a private service for the families of those who previously had their ashes laid to rest at the stadium.

Due to pitch renovation works that took place over the summer, fans' ashes at the stadium were moved to the new memorial garden.

Ipswich Star: The Garden of Remembrance opened on SaturdayThe Garden of Remembrance opened on Saturday (Image: Tom Cann)

Ipswich Star: Flowerbeds in the memorial gardenFlowerbeds in the memorial garden (Image: Tom Cann)

Saturday's match against Swansea City was Town's dedicated Remembrance fixture, with players wearing shirts displaying the poppy, and a period of silence will happen prior to kick off.

The garden of remembrance was open to supporters from 1pm.

Ipswich Star: Fans laid flowers on Saturday ahead of the game against Swansea CityFans laid flowers on Saturday ahead of the game against Swansea City (Image: Tom Cann)

It contains flowerbeds filled with colourful plants and shrubs, as well as a large engraving on the wall that reads "once a blue, always a blue." 

Mark Ashton, Ipswich Town's CEO said the garden had a "beautiful design" and was "something the club can be very proud of" at the most recent Fans Forum held in September.