Memorial garden created for Late Queen Elizabeth II - The Redditch Standard

Memorial garden created for Late Queen Elizabeth II

Redditch Editorial 28th Aug, 2023   0

A MEMORIAL garden has been created in a village between Redditch and Alcester to remember The Late Queen Elizabeth II.

The two-and-a-half acre site in Cookhill behind Ridgeway Meadow is owned by the parish council has been protected under the ‘Fields in Trust’ scheme for future generations.

The meadow was laid out by volunteers from the Cookhill Allotments and has been cut to represent the lines of the Union Flag which can be seen from the air.

An English Oak is planted in the centre with a circular bench where residents can meet their friends and read about Rotary’s Polio Project.

John Hughes, a member of the Rotary Club of Royal Leamington Spa and responsible for the maintenance of the meadow has purchased 4,000 crocus bulbs from RIBI to be planted in support of Rotary’s Purple4Polio project.

The crocus corms are being planted by the year seven students from Ridgeway School and, when in bloom, will spell out ‘Elizabeth II’.

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