St Joseph's Garden

St Joseph's Garden
(Photo: David Lowe)
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The purpose of this small garden is manifold. It is an extension into the neighbourhood of the almost invisible basement Church of St Joseph. It is a patch of vegetation in an built-up environment, a haven for birds and a space where people may pause and be refreshed.

The garden is a tribute to the late Cardinal Basil Hume (1923–99), Archbishop of Westminster, monk and shepherd, whose life of prayer and service to the Gospel was an inspiration to so many.

The garden was designed by landscape gardener Simon-Peter Stobart, whose influences included Japanese design and one of the themes from the ‘Song of Songs' in the Bible – a garden in which the Beloved might be encountered and experienced.

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