Pershore College students are to transform a plot of council-owned land in the village of Leigh Sinton near Great Malvern, Worcestershire.
The site was chosen from around 80 suggested by locals who contacted the college following an appeal by the college to help HNC garden design students practice their skills.
Students recently met with parish councillors and residents and surveyed the site, said Mike Roberts, technical academy manager for horticulture at the college.
He added the college was surprised at the number of responses to the call for sites:
"We chose the Leigh Sinton garden because it offered a chance for our students to work with a community and design a garden that will commemorate an historic event. They are working closely with the parish council on their designs."