To coincide with the Poppy Appeal 2020 and in collaboration with the Royal British Legion Warwickshire and Birmingham County, Solihull Council has revealed the final design for the Armed Forces Community Garden in Hillfield Park.

Working closely to identify the needs of military personnel and involving local veterans and serving personnel, army medical teams and local community groups, the Council’s landscape architect has designed a garden with three distinct areas offering different habitats and activity levels.

Zone one is the formal garden which will feature a variety of sensory plants, seated areas and places for reflection. Zone two will be a summer meadow providing wild flower walks and a mini orchard. Zone three will be a newly planted community woodland. The whole site will be accessible to all ages and those with mobility issues.

The design is on display in Hillfield Park at the entrance to the area which will become the formal garden. Ground work will begin in January 2021 after the original start date this summer was delayed by the pandemic.   Find out more here.