Multi-Faith Peace Gardens At the Nothe

January 16, 2010

Author: Martin Lea

Source: Dorset Echo

The roots of a unique project are being laid to create a symbol of peace and harmony.

People of all denominations are working to transform the former Quakers burial ground at the Nothe in Weymouth into a multi-faith peace garden.

The overgrown site next to the Nothe Tavern was cleared last autumn and a local garden designer, RHS Chelsea Flower Show award winner Michelle Brown, has come up with a plan for the ground.

The first tree will be planted there today – thanks to a donation from the Friends of the Nothe Gardens.

It will be the beginning of some major planting in the garden which will also feature seating areas and a labyrinth of paths.

The peace garden project was started by the Weymouth Quaker Group, but is being built by a team of volunteers.