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In Video: World War 1, Gardens of Peace, France – Ireland

This is the only video interview I have done on the Irish WW1 Garden of Peace | Jardin de la Paix, at the Historial de la Grande Guerre, better known as Chateau de Peronne since France 3 TV covered it as the first of the peace garden series to start.

My thanks to Lee Connelly of Garden7 for making this happen.  Read more

Horticulture Week: France Peace Gardens

October 2018, Matthew Appleby of Hortweek, a publication I’ve been reading in print since I was in horticulture college, published this little overview of the Gardens of Peace being internationally designed and realised in the Hauts de France, Somme region of Northern France to mark the centenary of the end of the first World War.

You can read the original article or subscribe to Horticulture Week at Hortweek.com   Read more

The RHS, Garden Magazine – Jardin de la Paix, France

October 2018, the latest edition of The RHS, Royal Horticultural Society’s The Garden Magazine featured a lovely mention of the garden designers of The British Isles selected to represent, design and realise garden in the Somme Region of Northern France to mark the centenary of the end of WW1.   Read more

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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