Research: Garden of Peace Péronne, Somme, France

I’m due to speak at The Landscape Show, London September 2018 alongside Andrew Fisher Tomlin about the realisation of the Jardin de la Paix – a series of Peace Gardens in Northern France to commemorate the end of World War 1.

The following is a little more on my being selected to represent Ireland, the realising of the garden in the moat of the Historial de la Grande Guerre (Chateau de Péronne), a little behind the scenes and so I and you post my talk in Battersea Park better understand the behind the scenes of the gardens final design.

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France 3, TV: Jardin de la Paix, Gardens of Peace

To quote France 3 TV News,

Honor, again and again, but otherwise. A little everywhere in the Hauts-de-France and by next autumn, “Gardens of peace” will see the day. Created in places of conflict, they will embody renewal, peace after the war, and life turned towards the future.  

A poetic way to remember our ancestors and what we do not want to see anymore……

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Irish Times: Irish Garden Designer, Historial de la Grande Guerre

This by Anthea McTiernan appeared in The Irish Times Sunday 5th August 2018.

The Irish landscaper building a war memorial garden in France.
Garden at the Château de Péronne will mark the Irish contribution in WW1.

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Radio Interview: WW1 Memorial Gardens of Peace, France

Above phase 1, Aug 2018 – works in progree. Where Peter Donegan spoke with KCLR’s Ken McGuire.

I was delighted to speak with KCLR’s Ken McGuire from the moat of Chateau de Peronne as we were mid flow through phase 1 of the build for this War Memorial Garden (of sorts) to mark the end of World War 1. Better known as a Jardin de la Paix or garden of peace.

Press play below and take a listen.

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Irish Examiner: WW1 Peace Garden, France

Saturday July 28th, 2018 – The Irish Examiner’s Peter Dowdall wrote an excellent piece on the Jardin de la Paix, garden of peace I am realising at Peronne Castle, France; now home to the Historial de la Grande Guerre.

A story of a Garden of Remembrance and this Irish Designer.

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