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Jamyang Buddhist Centre

Jamyang Buddhist Centre
(Photo: Diana Jarvis)
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The Garden

This courtyard garden was created from the prisoners’ exercise yard of Old Kennington Courthouse, which was built in 1869. Volunteers designed and now maintain the garden, with planting consisting entirely of raised beds and pots with a mixture of shrubs, climbers, perennials, herbs, fruits, vegetables and flowers. The garden was inaugurated by HH Dalai Lama in 1999, and won the Conservation Foundation's award for the best Sacred Space in 2010. A large Buddha statue and fountain made from a Victorian cast-iron safe provide a delightful setting for Jamyang's vegetarian café.

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Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 11:00–16:00
Activities
Light refreshments and snacks in the Courtyard Café.
Entrance
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, Elephant & Castle
Cycle hire station
Cotton Garden Estate (Map)
Toilets
Disabled toilet on site
Access
Building and garden fully accessible. Uneven courtyard cobblestones.
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only

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