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Sandringham Garden
Sandringham Garden

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Russell Byers / John Huth

The Sandringham Garden in Sydney`s Hyde Park North was developed to commemorate the intended visit in 1952 of King George VI. The memorial was designed as a sunken garden with a reflecting pool partly enclosed by a pergola, and its association with the King’s home at Sandringham, Norfolk, England was to be marked by the a gift of 12 oak and elm trees. Due to the sudden death of the King, the Royal Tour was cancelled and plans for the garden were suspended.

In 1953, it was decided to dedicate the gardens as a joint memorial to the late King George V and the late King George VI. The memorial gates to Sandringham Garden were unlocked on 5 February 1954 by the late King George VI`s daughter, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, using a ceremonial key designed to incorporate the mural crown from the city`s coat of arms.

Location

Address:Park & College Streets, Hyde Park North, Sandringham Gardens, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.873086
Long: 151.211969
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Monument Designer:Dr. Henry Epstein / Lyndon Dadswell

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 5th February, 1954
Front Inscription

Sandringham 
    Garden

Memorial to 
King George V 
       and 
King George VI

 

Left Side Inscription

KING GEORGE V

1910  - 1936

Right Side Inscription

KING GEORGE VI

1936 - 1952

Inscription in Proximity
This Memorial Was Created
By The Architect
Dr Henry Epstein
In Collaboration With
The Sculptor
Lyndon Dadswell
And Completed In 1954.
Source: MA
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