Elephant Circle

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Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Elephant Circle Leamington Spa Reviews

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Jephson Gardens - Elephant Circle Feb 01, 2018
The three-piece seat sculpture Elephant Circle depict three bronze kneeling elephants including one with a young boy resting upon it. The elephants are strategically placed in the stone circle and encourage young children to climb and play on them. The seating was made by Nicholas Dimbleby in 1988; it was originally located at the northern entrance to the Royal Priors shopping centre. The work was moved to the area of grass beside the Restaurant in the Park within the gardens and officially unveiled outside the restaurant on May 24 2008.

The work commemorates the town's connections with the exotic animals going back to when elephants were first brought to Leamington by world famous trainer Sam Lockhart in the 19th century - and washed in the River Leam at the side of the Mill Bridge Weir.

January 2018
Elephant Circle (2018)
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