National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, England
Record Id: 8610
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The National Memorial Arboretum is intended as a national living focus for remembrance. It commemorates those of the armed forces and civil authorities who have given their lives in the line of duty. There are currently around 50,000 trees, some planted in avenues, a chapel and several memorials.
Brief history of site
The idea of the arboretum came from Commander David Childs CBE, and an appeal was launched in 1994. The site was developed on gifted land, previously gravel workings. The arboretum was opened in May 2001.
Address: Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR
Staffordshire; Lichfield; Alrewas and
Historical County: Staffordshire
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Opening contact details:
The site is open daily, except Christmas Day:
Form of site: arboretum
Purpose of site: arboretum
Context or principal building: commemorative
Site first created: 1994 to 2001
Main period of development: Late 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 60.7