New Zeeland city to plant WW1 commemorative garden with Flemish soil

31st May 2012, Comments 0 comments

As part of the First World War centenary, the New Zeeland town council of Hamilton has shown an interest in establishing a memorial garden with soil from the Westhoek frontline, Flemish MP Johan Verstreken CD&V has learned. “The Hamilton gardens are a well-known tourist attraction and I am honoured that they are considering a commemorative garden,” says Verstreken. Establishing such gardens abroad is one of the initiatives that form part of the Flemish government’s commemorative plan which was approved earlier this year. A similar garden has already been established close to Buckingham Palace in London as part of a trial project.

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