On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall officially opened the Sir Winston Churchill Memorial Garden at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock , Oxfordshire.
According to the official website for Blenheim Palace the new garden, designed by landscape architect, Mr. Kim Wilkie, is:
“…located by the Temple of Diana, where Winston proposed to his wife Clementine in the summer of 1908. [The garden consists] of a winding path 90 metres long, the same number of years in Churchill’s extraordinary life. Visitors will have the chance to learn more about him with various milestones incorporated into the walk-able timeline. An abundance of carefully selected flowers have been planted in a linear flowerbed that intertwines with the pathway, and a bench with a bust on a plinth will be situated at a point along the path, allowing visitors a moment of reflection.”
During today’s opening the lovely duchess unveiled a bust of the late Prime Minister, created by Mr. Oscar Nemon, in front of dozens of officials as well as the 12th Duke of Marlborough, His Grace Jamie Churchill Spencer, Sir Nicolas Soames.
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