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Brisbane Pride Memorial Garden planted at New Farm Park
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Brisbane Pride Memorial Garden planted at New Farm Park

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 30 June 2014 16:23 Written by // Andrew Shaw

The third annual Brisbane Pride Festival Memorial Garden planting took place on Saturday at New Farm Park. 

Seedlings were planted to represent the lives of those who are no longer with us, including lovers, partners, friends and family.

A rainbow garden was planted with seedlings at the Sydney Street entrance to the park, the flowers designed to be in full bloom during Pride Festival’s Fair Day in September.

This is the third year and third location for the memorial garden, with previous sites at Mt Coot-tha and the City Botanic Gardens.

Brisbane Pride Festival president Peter Black told QP the main reason for the switch to New Farm was that the park has become the new home for Brisbane Pride Festival’s Fair Day and the garden would have greater prominence for Fair Day visitors.

Black said the garden was dedicated to the memory of those who have died from AIDS related illnesses, but not exclusively so.

“It is wider than that,” he said. “It’s an opportunity for people to remember loved ones lost through HIV/AIDS as well as other illnesses, suicide or natural causes. It will be in full bloom during pride month.”

Black said the garden had received a great deal of support from Brisbane City Council, including the supply of the seedlings.

Photo: Anthony Smith

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Andrew Shaw

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Andrew Shaw is editor of Queensland Pride.

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