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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Jamyang Buddhist Centre

Jamyang Buddhist Centre
(Photo: Jamyang Buddhist Centre)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00

Activities

Café offering an eclectic range of vegetarian and vegan food, all produced on site. Lunches, cakes and freshly baked breads based on seasonal produce, plus excellent espresso coffee. Small shop selling incense, books, colourful prayer flags and Tibetan art cards. Guided tours of the building, including meditation sessions.

Poet in residence: Louise Adam Saturday 10:00-16:00 (Details)

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

43 Renfrew Road
Nearest postcode: SE11 4NA

Buses

196 (Kennington Lane), 133, 155, 333 (Kennington Park Road), 3, 59, 109, 159 (Kennington Road)

Stations

Kennington (no service on Bank branch), Elephant & Castle

Cycle hire station

Cotton Garden Estate (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Building and garden fully accessible. Courtyard cobblestones are a bit uneven for a wheelchair, although still quite accessible.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Our garden is located in the original exercise yard for prisoners of the Old Kennington Courthouse, which was a Lambeth magistrates' court for 100 years, built in 1869. It is the last surviving Victorian courthouse in London, listed grade II since 1993.

The gated courtyard garden covers approximately 120 square metres. It features a magnificent golden Buddha statue and a small meditative garden space.

The garden, designed and maintained by volunteers, is planted entirely in raised beds and pots. A mixture of shrubs, climbers, perennials, herbs, fruit, vegetables, annuals and wildflowers also provides flowers for inside the building. There is a mini-meadow and a mass of bulbs in spring. An old Victorian cast-iron safe found on site nestles among boulders beneath the Buddha statue, forming the base for a pretty fountain. 

We aim for the garden to be a haven in the city for creatures great and small. His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited in 1999 and he was the first one to inaugurate the Greenery by planting a magnificent magnolia tree (approx 10 foot). The idea of sharing the building is part of the commitment we made during the purchase campaign to bring the Old Court House back into community use. The centre is involved in a variety of partnerships and networks with local health, non-profit and community groups.

Head Gardner: Stephen Sin
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00

Activities

Café offering an eclectic range of vegetarian and vegan food, all produced on site. Lunches, cakes and freshly baked breads based on seasonal produce, plus excellent espresso coffee. Small shop selling incense, books, colourful prayer flags and Tibetan art cards. Guided tours of the building, including meditation sessions.

Poet in residence: Louise Adam Saturday 10:00-16:00 (Details)

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

43 Renfrew Road
Nearest postcode: SE11 4NA

Buses

196 (Kennington Lane), 133, 155, 333 (Kennington Park Road), 3, 59, 109, 159 (Kennington Road)

Stations

Kennington (no service on Bank branch), Elephant & Castle

Cycle hire station

Cotton Garden Estate (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Building and garden fully accessible. Courtyard cobblestones are a bit uneven for a wheelchair, although still quite accessible.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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