New Zeeland city to plant WW1 commemorative garden with Flemish soil
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.