The Western Australian Garden of Remembrance is situated adjacent to the Perth War Cemetery at Smyth Road, Nedlands, Western Australia. The Garden was officially opened on the 23 October 1966, in the presence of His Excellency the Governor General of Western Australia - Major General Sir Douglas Kendrew (KCMG, CB, DSO), and the Hon. J. D. Anthony MP.
In 1997 the garden was extended and extensively renovated. It was re-opened by the Attorney-General, the Hon. Daryl Williams (AM, QC, MP), on the 14 November 1997.
The Western Australian Garden of Remembrance has a plaque capacity of 33, 000.
From the main entrance, a central pathway leads to a gazebo where seats have been place for vistors' comfort. A dedication plaque is located with the gazebo. Mounted below that plaque is a re-opening plaque placed in 1997. From the gazebo a feature wall may be seen upon which a plaque has been placed with the inscription, 'Their Name Liveth For Evermore'. Internal pathways lead to all sections of the garden, including another feature wall displaying the three service emblems. A path also continues around the perimeter of the garden where commemorative plaques have been placed.
Throughout spring, summer and autumn the gardens bloom with lavender and rosemary - flowers that symbolise remembrance.
TEXT taken from: Gardens of Remembrance - (DVA) Department of Veterans' Affairs; Western Australian Garden of Remembrance.
Regarding further general information about the Western Australian Garden of Remembrance - visit these websites:
(CWGC) Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Western Australian Garden of Remembrance.
(DVA) Department of Veterans' Affairs | Cemetery or Memorial; Western Australian Garden of Remembrance.
(DVA) Department of Veterans' Affairs | Gardens of Remembrance; Western Australian Garden of Remembrance.
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