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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

World Peace Garden Camden

World Peace Garden Camden
(Photo: Jonathan Bergman)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Children – tie a tag to Wall of Hope, ‘What I want the world to be like when I grow up’. Wishing-well – send your positive feelings to wish someone well, write their name and post it in the box. 15-second peace video – record a peaceful experience for the website. Music, song, poetry, storytelling, talks, art classes (weather permitting). Chi Gung classes. Puppet and fairy shows. Check website for details. Visit of Fairy Shari and Friends, Sunday 1-3pm (see poster).

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South Hill Park NW32TS next to Hampstead Heath overground station
Nearest postcode: NW3 2TS

Buses

24, 46, 168, C11

Station

Hampstead Heath Overground Stn

Access

Not easily accessible: steps, narrow paths. It can be viewed from the road through the railings.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

no smoking or alcohol

The Garden

The World Peace Garden Camden has transformed a former waste ground, next to Hampstead Heath station, into a woodland garden which won the Time Out Love London Award for Local Culture in Hampstead in 2016. Local traders, residents and visitors bought the site and volunteered to transform it into a woodland sanctuary. Tony Panayiotou designed the ponds and soft landscape, while Michael Wardle laid the hard landscaping. Consultants Simon Berry and Andy Darragh remain on board as advisers. Peace tiles from Friends of the Peace Garden greet visitors inside the entrance at the top of timber steps. Either side of the steps are informal seating arrangements for appreciating performances on the stage at the bottom. There are three small ponds with varied, fragrant blossom planting. The garden features climbers, magnolias and interesting pathways. This is a place to contemplate peace, while children love the sheer adventure of the woodland – despite the contradiction of being next to Hampstead Heath station.

Consultant/Gardener/Landscape 2013: Tony Panayiouto Landscape Michael Wardle -Consultant Keiko Ikuta - Gardener Natasha Wood -Garden
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Children – tie a tag to Wall of Hope, ‘What I want the world to be like when I grow up’. Wishing-well – send your positive feelings to wish someone well, write their name and post it in the box. 15-second peace video – record a peaceful experience for the website. Music, song, poetry, storytelling, talks, art classes (weather permitting). Chi Gung classes. Puppet and fairy shows. Check website for details. Visit of Fairy Shari and Friends, Sunday 1-3pm (see poster).

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

South Hill Park NW32TS next to Hampstead Heath overground station
Nearest postcode: NW3 2TS

Buses

24, 46, 168, C11

Station

Hampstead Heath Overground Stn

Access

Not easily accessible: steps, narrow paths. It can be viewed from the road through the railings.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

no smoking or alcohol

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