Sunday, 28 August 2011

Nelson Mandela Gardens, Leeds

The garden was opened on April 30, 2001, by Nelson Mandela himself as he was given the Freedom of the City. He famously mis-acknowledged the crowd by saying how happy he was to be in Liverpool.
The garden which won an award for the Council at Chelsea in 2004 was re-created in its present location just  south of Millennium Square. It was seriously damaged in May 2008 by a mass water-fight organised over social networking sites

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