The Verdun Bench


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Reference WMO261734

Address:

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew

Richmond

TW9 3AB

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Seat
Materials:
  • Timber Oak
About the memorial: Bench made 2017 from a 'Verdun Oak' planted at Kew in 1919 from an acorn collected after the Battle of Verdun in France, one of the longest fought battles of the First World War. The tree was struck during a severe storm in October 2013.
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A brass plaque on the top to mark the dates of the Battle of Verdun.

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