Global Gardens of Peace
Two of the Gardens' best - Andrew Laidlaw, Landscape Architect, and Peter Symes, Senior Curator - have put their hands up to help with an exciting project lead by humanitarian Moira Kelly AO. The Global Gardens of Peace project aims to build gardens for children in post-war, conflict and underprivileged communities.
Andrew and Peter recently travelled to Gaza to survey the area for the first garden and will continue to provide their expertise to the project. The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden at Melbourne Gardens was a source of inspiration for the project and Andrew and Peter are working together on an initial plan that will suit the conditions of the new location. It is expected that the project will take approximately 3-4 years to complete on the ground at an anticipated cost of $5 million.
A children’s garden in the Gaza Strip: planting the seeds of hope talk by Andrew Laidlaw and Peter Symes on Wednesday 29 October.
To find out more about the project and how you can help, visit the Global Gardens of Peace.