UK: Comedian Jo Brand inaugurates Amnesty Peace Garden and commends ‘grassroots’ organisations!
Speaking after inaugurating a new Amnesty Peace Garden in Charlton, south-east London today, comedian Jo Brand said:
“I’ve always believed in ‘grassroots’ organisations like Amnesty International!
“Anyone who wants to escape the mean streets of Greenwich for a few tranquil minutes, should definitely pop into this beautiful Amnesty garden in the grounds of Charlton House.”
Jo was speaking after opening the new garden on behalf of Amnesty International, whose ‘Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights’s Action Network’ donated the hundreds of plants featured in the garden. The garden, which belongs to Greenwich Council, was designed by Amnesty International member and garden designer Andrew Fisher-Tomlin. The garden has been created as a place of tranquil retreat for the general public.
Amnesty International is currently running campaigns to ‘Women's rights's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights’ and ‘Control Arms’ (to regulate the Arms), and the garden features symbolic sculpture, Amnesty garden furniture and numerous ‘peace roses’.
There is also a ‘floral shield’ with a giant Amnesty International floral logo at the front of the house designed and planted by Greenwich Parks Department staff.
Greenwich Council - which has donated the area, a walled garden adjacent to Charlton House, a historic house - will be maintaining the peace garden.