Where is the National Arboretum UK?
The Arboretum can be found in the centre of England on Croxall Road, Alrewas in Staffordshire. It is easy to reach and is close to all the Midlands motorways.
Why was the arboretum built in Staffordshire?
The Arboretum was the idea of Commander David Childs CBE who, having been inspired by a visit to Arlington Cemetery and the National Arboretum in Washington, believed a year-round national centre of Remembrance was needed here in the UK to ensure we never forget.
Who is remembered at the National Arboretum?
The largest memorial at the Arboretum is the Armed Forces Memorial. It is a nationally significant focus for Remembrance and was created to remember and recognise those who have given their lives in the service of the country since the end of the Second World War.
What’s the National Arboretum?
Established in 1927 by an act of Congress, the Arboretum aims to increase the aesthetic, environmental and economic importance of landscape and ornamental plants. The attraction does so through gardens and exhibits, long-term botanical research and conservation of resources.
Who started the National Arboretum?
Commander David Childs CBE
Origins. The idea for the Arboretum was conceived by Commander David Childs CBE in 1988, who wished to establish a national focus or ‘centre’ for Remembrance. Following a meeting with Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC, an appeal was launched in 1994 by the then Prime Minister, John Major.
When was the National Arboretum started?
The National Memorial Arboretum was created in 1997 in the centre of England at Alrewas near Lichfield in Staffordshire. It is a living tribute to the personal sacrifices made by the armed and civil services of the United Kingdom.
Do you have to pay to go to the arboretum?
Arboretum Members free; reservations not required. For questions about garden daytime tickets or you wish to purchase group tickets, please email [email protected]. Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
What is a war memorial called?
A tank monument or armoured memorial is a tank withdrawn from military service and displayed to commemorate a battle or a military unit.
Who built the National Arboretum?
The Arboretum plan is based on the winning design of ‘100 Forests and 100 Gardens’ by Taylor Cullity Lethlean Landscape Architects and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects.