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Royal opening of Flanders Fields Memorial Garden
Date:07 November 2014
HRH Queen Elisabeth and HRH King Philippe, the King of the Belgians, inaugurated the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden in central London’s Wellington Barracks near Buckingham Palace on 6 November.
The creation of a ‘Flanders Fields 1914-2014’ Memorial Garden is an initiative of The Guards Museum (Andrew Wallis) in conjunction with Flanders House in London (Nic Van der Marliere), the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain.
The garden was designed by renowned Bruges landscape architect Piet Blanckaert; its soil was collected last year by UK soldiers and Belgian and British schoolchildren from 70 battlefield cemeteries in Belgium.
To find out more about the project, please visit www.memorial2014.com.