A STREAM of poppies, running down King Georges Park V in Bramcote will serve as a poignant tribute to fallen soldiers next year.
Broxtowe Borough Council and Bramcote Conservation Society have been working together on the project, which will mark the Centenary of the end of the First World War.
“People from Broxtowe lost their lives in the war, as did hundreds of thousands of others across the Country and we wanted to make sure that the Centenary was marked in some way. The poppy stream has been inspired by the poppy display at the Tower of London as well as the Ribbon of Poppies project. We hope it will be a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives, as well as a beautiful showcase of nature in the park,” said Councillor Martin Plackett, Deputy Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee and Ward Member for Bramcote.
“We hope that with the help of the local community, we can plant a living memorial in time for the Centenary next year” he added.
The first stage in the process is to spray off the grass area where the poppies will be sown. The ground will then be cultivated in readiness for sowing the seeds in March 2018, with the first flowers expected from late May through to early August.
The Conservation Society will be working with local groups to help with the seed sowing and to monitor establishment during the spring and early summer.