- Broughton, M7 4JJ
- Car park facility available
- English Oak, Hawthorn, Hazel, Rowan, Silver Birch
Old Hall Road
This Life for a Life memorial forest is located within the original walled garden of Clowes Park, also known locally as Broughton Park. Previously used as a tree nursery, the area was closed off to the public many years ago but after extensive refurbishment the memorial forest area opened in 2016.
This now beautiful site was donated to the charity by Salford City Council for the purpose of memorial tree planting. The improvement works have helped to broaden access within the park for the local community.
As you enter the memorial forest you are greeted by a windfall orchard that is made up of a selection of apple trees. The orchard was planted by local schools in conjunction with Manchester City of Trees as part of their 'trees for learning' programme.
Another interesting feature of the memorial forest is a Memorial Stone that was installed by Life for Life in celebration of Broughton House Home for Ex-service Personal’s centenary. The home is just 250 meters away from the memorial forest and continues to serve Greater Manchester’s veterans.
In 2017 another stone was installed to mark the anniversary of Operations Market Garden and was unveiled by The Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester in front of surviving veterans of the campaign who now live at Broughton House.
It is important to note that the support of Broughton House by Life for a Life goes much further than the installation of the memorial stone. Broughton House has been the recipient of a number of grants since Life for a Life was founded in 1999.
Life for a Life planting areas are natural environments where we encourage wildlife and plantlife to flourish, as such additional items should not be added to the tree or the space around it, especially as they can cause damage to the tree. Please be aware that any prohibited items left on or around memorial trees will be removed.