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18 August 2014

Visit Charlton House Peace Garden

Opened in 2006 in support of Amnesty International’s ‘Stop the Violence Against Women’ campaign, the Amnesty International Peace Garden at Charlton House is certainly a peaceful place. The Peace Garden neighbours the Sensory Garden laid out in the 1950s, which leads into a the Pond Garden, which sadly no longer has a pond.

Found within the old walled gardens of Charlton House, the Peace Garden is a light-touch place, with just a few overtly political items such as a bronze by Margaret Higginson called Portage, designed to reflect the historical strength and spirit of women worldwide, who have to balance a variety of roles, and a Japanese Peace Pole, donated by Keiko Ito. Other than that, it's mostly peaceful flowers, bugs and butterflies.

For more, see http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/directory_record/2011/charlton_house

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