The Nottingham Peace Garden was first mentioned at a Lenton Recreation Ground Park Users' Consultative Group meeting was first mentioned about five years ago, when the group behind the idea were looking for a park to be home to the Peace Garden. After a series of hiccups and a lot of tenacity, things finally began to move last year when a plan was agreed and in February this year, its location in the park was finally agreed (see the pics on the Parkviews webside park page). So, what happened yesterday?
Giselle, are the driving force behind Nottingham Peace Garden asked me if I would take some pictures of the day. In my last blog on 21 May 2010 I included some pics of the garden being marked out by Ian and on Wednesday just gone, turf was removed to reveal the outline of the 'dove' shape, which is at the heart of the garden. I took this pic at 8.30am, with Marina and Anne, the landscape gardener responsible for the disign and selection of plants, already on site.
The day went well and, as my pics show, attracted volunteers from a variety of sources. A good few were local residensts and students, including Giselle, who I mentioned at the beginning. A great day, as I hope these pics show.
As a footsoldier and a supporter of the peace garden, I thank Marina and Giselle and their colleagues for bringing the dreams to my park and making them a reality.