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.
Areas for reflection
A community wildlife garden features a variety of sensory plants, seated areas and places for reflection.
Visitors can also explore a summer meadow providing wildflower walks and a mini orchard.
There will also be a newly planted community woodland.