Seymour Square – Garden of Memories
Seymour Square established in 1857, is one of Marlborough’s Premier Parks, situated on 1 hectare of land within the Blenheim town centre.
1000 square metres of carefully tended Victorian annuals and 370 square metres of perennial and native gardens provide a picturesque backdrop for the many events held within the Square. This includes the nationally and internationally renowned Garden Marlborough Event, the annual Anzac Day parade as well as other commemorative services.
The 90 year old stone clock tower is a category 1 historic WW1 Memorial, standing at an impressive 16.5m in height. In 1953, the WW2 Memorial fountain was constructed and today this offers a spectacular multi-coloured light display, for those visiting the Square.
Other memorials in the square, donated in remembrance, include Cherry trees to commemorate the end of the war against Japan, the Princess Diana memorial seat and magnolia tree and lastly the beautiful 98 year old Oak Tree planted by Prince Edward of Wales in 1920. Collectively the many features of the Square enhance central Blenheim, attracting both locals and visitors.