Poppy field is blooming

Beacon Park Poppy Field, June 2014

Beacon Park Poppy Field, June 2014

To mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, along with the Friends of Lichfield Historic Parks, Lichfield District Council created a field of poppies at Beacon Park, which is now in bloom.

Following fund raising activities last year, the council’s parks team collected more than £400 to create a field of red. Then in March local volunteers, including our Countryside and Parks Conservation Group, rolled up their sleeves and joined us in the Create a Poppy Field Day.

The poppies have started to come out and look beautiful.

You will find the poppy field towards the northern end of a stretch of grass just beyond the golf course.