Wrexham will have a lasting legacy from a memorable 2012 after the town’s Diamond Jubilee Garden was unveiled. The Garden, which came to fruition as a collaborative effort between pupils at Alexandra School, artist Vicki Crompton and Wrexham Council, was officially opened by the Mayor of Wrexham, Cllr Ian Roberts.
The Garden includes six Jubilee-themed mosaics and a range of plants, including Heychera, Cyclamen and Pulonarias. The existing trees were also incorporated into the final design.
The project was partly funded through the Tidy Towns grants scheme.
The Mayor of Wrexham, Cllr Ian Roberts said “2012 has been a year of celebration for Wrexham. Not only did we host two hugely successful events to celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay and the successes of our athletes, but we also joined the rest of the UK in celebrating the Queens’ Diamond Jubilee with the lighting of the Beacon on the top of the tower at St Giles’ Church in June.
“The official opening of the Diamond Jubilee Garden is a fantastic end to our year of celebrations here in Wrexham. It is also in keeping with our theme for the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee of leaving a lasting legacy in the County Borough for years to come and for inspiring a whole generation of young people.
“I would also like to thank Tidy Towns for their support with this project.”
Cllr Bob Dutton, OBE, Lead Member for the Environment, said “The Queen’s Jubilee Garden is a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s 60 years of service to the nation. It will also serve as a reminder of the tremendous year that we have had in Wrexham and throughout the UK which has lifted spirits during times of particular hardship for many. As it is located in a very busy area it will also be enjoyed by a large number of residents and of course visitors to the town centre.
“This project was a truly collaborative effort that involved the local community. I would like to thank everybody involved for their hard work.”