A Garden for Audrey Hepburn: A Birthday Celebration on Cinema Legend’s Birth Street

A playground, and bust by Dutch artist Kees Verkade inaugurated near where Hepburn was born 93 years ago.

On May 4, her birthday, the AUDREY HEPBURN Garden (a playground), and a bust by Dutch artist Kees Verkade, will be inaugurated at the corner of rue de l’Arbre Bénit and rue Keyenveld – where she was born 93 years ago.

The 1993 bust is a gift from Sean Hepburn-Ferrer to the municipality of Ixelles.

A cinema icon and UNICEF Ambassador, Audrey Hepburn became a defender for the rights of children globally.

Cinema icon, humanitarian Audrey Hepburn celebrated on what would have marked her 93rd birthday. Photo and book art courtesy of Rodrigue Laurent Press, PR

UNICEF Ambassador Audrey Hepburn devoted her energy to defending the rights of children around the world. Putting her notoriety at the service of the weakest and giving voice to their suffering.

This playground is a reminder of the battles she fought on the behalf of children worldwide.

There is a second cast of the statue in the park of the municipality of Arhnem in the Netherlands. Symbolically, the two statues are found in the cities where she spent her childhood.

The Mayor, Christos Doulkeridis, the Alderman for Green Spaces and Plantations, Audrey Lhoest, Alderman for Town Planning, Yves Rouyet are happy to inaugurate the new green space located at the intersection of Keyenveld and Arbre Bénit streets.

Like the actress, discretion and elegance are combined to give life to this new green area.

In June, a statue of ‘Little Audrey’ will be inaugurated in the garden of Le Louise Hotel Brussels – MGallery Hotel Collection, formerly Sofitel.


To rediscover and introduce people to the life of Audrey Hepburn, Sean and Karin Hepburn-Ferrer created the children’s biography ‘little Audrey’s daydream’: Audrey as a child who dreams up her life.

The book was illustrated by Dominique Corbasson and François Avril – available now on Amazon.

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