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.