January 26th 2022
The Woolwich Garrison Church Trust is delighted to have approved plans to build a Commonwealth & Gurkha Garden at St George's Garrison Church in London.
The project was originally launched in July 2021, and The Worshipful Company of Gardeners is a supporter.
RHS Gold Medal and People's Choice Award winning designer Juliet Sargeant has created the concept for the garden's design which is based on the "Fault Lines" of Conflict and Reconciliation, with the sympathetic planting of grasses, flowers and shrubs, enhanced by artwork and artefacts drawn from the constituent peoples of the Commonwealth and Nepal.
Joanna Lumley OBE FRGS (born in Kashmir, India and staunch supporter of Gurkhas) has said "The Commonwealth and Gurkha Garden is going to be a place of quietness and remembrance, a place of rustling leaves and comforting sun and shade, it will be a place to have pride, to feel sorrow being washed away, a place to think and be grateful for all those who came from faraway homes to fight for our country and for freedom from tyranny. I love it already."
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