Sensory plants have been used as part of the Armed Forces Community garden in Solihull

Armed Forces Community Garden

In partnership with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, we have developed an Armed Forces Community Garden in Hillfield Park, Solihull. 

Opening to members of the public from 16 July, the garden is a peaceful sanctuary for remembrance and reflection. We also hope it will be a place to help people overcome isolation, as it will provide a welcoming place to meet up and interact with others. 

Exploring the gardens

The concept behind the garden is one of ‘healing habitats’.

It is an eco-therapy project which comprises a series of therapeutic natural habitats for people to explore.

These habitats aim to improve bio-diversity and provide opportunities to improve and maintain the wellbeing of the armed forces community through nature-based activities. 

Seated areas provide space for reflection in Armed Forces Community Garden

Areas for reflection

A community wildlife garden features a variety of sensory plants, seated areas and places for reflection.

Wildflowers at the Armed Forces Community Garden

Summer meadow

Visitors can also explore a summer meadow providing wildflower walks and a mini orchard.

Newly planted trees in a community woodland area

Community woodland

There will also be a newly planted community woodland.

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