Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
Queens Gardens is situated within the ring round of the town centre and is a key feature of both the town and borough. It is home to the Queen Victoria statue, a bandstand and the Fred Kite Memorial. The site was originally reclaimed from marshland over a number of years from 1782 and was laid out more formally in 1897. In February 1927, the site was the location of a reunion of the 1st and 5th Staffordshire Regiments; many of the men were survivors of the First World War and the Staffordshire Regiment Band would play in the original bandstand located within the gardens. The Gardens are used regularly by residents and visitors and are a key part of the annual Britain in Bloom celebrations.