Mandela Garden

Mandela Garden, Leeds: Address, Mandela Garden Reviews: 3.5/5

Mandela Garden
3.5
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Leeds City Centre

3.5
12 reviews
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,515 contributions
Pleasant
Apr 2019 • Solo
Nice little garden remembering Nelson Mandela close to city hall. Some nice flower beds and a nice spot to sit and watch the world go by.
Written 20 April 2019
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Irenaj
Saintfield, UK2,589 contributions
'Charming little garden'
Jun 2018 • Solo
Chanced upon this charming little garden next to famous Millennium square in Leeds. recreated design from 2004 Chelsea flower show. Native African plants, water feature, and several well placed seats to pause and admire garden or have picnic lunch.or in need of some tranquil space in busy city. Includes 16' high bronze cast entitled 'Both Arms' by Kenneth Armitage, sculptor, all information on history of Nelson Mandela's well documented visit to Leeds 2001 on display.
Written 27 June 2018
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK1,690 contributions
Greenery in the concrete jungle ...
Dec 2017 • Business
Stumbled across this green patch on a walk round Leeds. Smashing place to eat a lunch time sandwich. Quiet and beautifully kept.
Written 13 January 2018
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NAQ8
Kuwait City, Kuwait2,578 contributions
Mandela Gardens
Jan 2017 • Solo
A great gesture for a great man but unfortunately poorly excited , since the memorial garden is very limited & does’t contain any of Mandela’s great history & fight against racism . A bonus for Leeds council . Garden is 24/7 open for visitors free of charge . NK
Written 18 December 2017
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Codewords
Harrogate, UK614 contributions
Just walk through
Mar 2017 • Couples
On the edge of millennium square. It's mainly a flowerbed with a fountain. I hope Mandela liked it when he opened it! Not a 'go to' destination, but some where to walk through either on the way to the city museum, as we did, or hospital.
Written 2 March 2017
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ArghyaKolkata
Kolkata3,948 contributions
Very Dissapointing Small Garden
Sep 2016 • Solo
It is situated within Millennium Square in Leeds City Center. I could not imagine such a small garden which is named after great legendary Dr. Nelson Mandela. In fact, he has inaugurated this small garden. This garden could have been made better. It is a very small place to relax. Not a worth to visit.
Written 24 February 2017
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NAQ8
Kuwait City, Kuwait2,578 contributions
Could be better
Dec 2016 • Friends
I had a visit to the Mandela Garden with high enthusiasm to see a wonderful place named to honour a great worrier for peace & freedom. unfortunately I was disappointed, since the garden is too small & only a sign crafted with part of Mandela's speeches. I thought there will be pictures & some details about Mandela historical struggle in order to have an idea why this garden is dedicated to this person.
I think my hopes were a bit high. NK
Written 6 December 2016
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AliAl-Aswad
Leeds, UK937 contributions
Don't go out of your way to visit
May 2016 • Solo
I've always been underwhelmed by this very small area next to a busy road junction. The sculpture of the disembodied arms looks ridiculous to be frank, and it's neither a peaceful nor comfortable place to sit. Don't go out of your way to visit, because it really isn't worthy of Nelson Mandela's name in my opinion.
Written 29 June 2016
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cazbatt
Barnsley, UK2,505 contributions
Small but perfectly firned
Nov 2015 • Solo
This is a really tiny but nice bit of public space just at the side of millennium square. It's got some interesting plants and trees, a cool fountain and an interesting sculpture of a pair of arms! There are quite a few benches and it's a nice place to sit and have a bit of peace and quiet for ten minutes.
Written 22 November 2015
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Jeff P
East Riding of Yorkshire, UK2,044 contributions
Interesting garden in the centre of Leeds.
Jan 2015 • Couples
As gardens go, especially civic ones, this is quite small. It was part of the Leeds Millenium project. But it’s pleasant, right in the middle of Leeds city centre. But don’t expect peace and quiet, though, it’s not large enough to get you away from the bustle. That’s OK, it’s main purpose is to honour Nelson Mandela, and in that regard, it’s mission accomplished.
Written 7 February 2015
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