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Jamyang Buddhist Centre

Jamyang Buddhist Centre
(Photo: Diana Jarvis)

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.

Gardener:: Ela

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Visitor Information

Saturday 11:00–16:00
Light refreshments and snacks in the Courtyard Café.
43 Renfrew Road
Nearest postcode: SE11 4NA
Map of nearby bus stops
Kennington, Elephant & Castle
Cycle hire station
Cotton Garden Estate (Map)
Disabled toilet on site
Building and garden fully accessible. Uneven courtyard cobblestones.
Working assistance dogs only

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