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Garden

The Garden of the memorial was exquisitly designed on a total area of 57 acre with the building covering an area of 338sq.ft by 228 sq.ft. On way to the north gate is a bronze statue of Queen Victoria by Sir George Frampton, R.A. The Queen is seated on her throne, wearing the robes of the Star of India. Approaching the building from the south, visitors pass the King Edward VII memorial arch with a bronze equestrian statue of the King by Sir Bertram Mackennal surmounting it and a marble statue of Lord Curzon by F.W. Pomeroy, R.A.

 

There are also other statues of various dignitaries like Lord Bentinck, Governor- General of India (1828-1835), Lord Ripon (Governor- General of India from 1880 to 1884; the statue of Sir Rajendranath Mookerjee, the pioneer industrialist of Bengal is on the eastern side.

 

There are twenty one gardeners to maintain the garden. Many morning walkers use this garden. The morning walkers have four associations. But the authority of the memorial has no official link with these associations.

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