A dove-shaped “Peace Garden” is being created in Nottingham at the Lenton Recreation Ground on Derby Road. The garden’s creator, Nottingham university student Giselle Kennedy says “The garden will symbolise community cohesion, which encourages peace and toleration. It could also be a focus for peace events.”
There will be a planting day on Friday 4th June and the organisers are asking for gardeners and volunteers to come along and help out between 10:00 and 15:00. Tools will be provided, but volunteers should bring their own lunch and drink. For more information, contact Giselle on +447948771168.
According to Lynne Richardson from Nottingham Quakers, “There are talks of using the venue for a Peace Festival… so it should be a good focus for peace work in Nottingham.” The Peace Garden will be situated just 1km from Nottingham’s largest arms company, Heckler & Koch.