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‘A Garden…is the Purest of Human Pleasure. It is the Greatest Refreshment to the Spirits of Man’
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
To start the New Year, I have chosen something a little different – the gardens within Battersea Park. It’s years since I last visited Battersea and it has changed a lot – and for the better. There’s the Peace Pagoda erected in 1985 by the Nipponzan Myohoji Order of Japanese Buddhist Monks, the sub-tropical garden created in 1860s, the Old English Garden recently updated and the restored gardens designed by John Piper, Osbert Lancaster and Russell Page for the Festival of Britain of 1951.
To find out more about its history, read my recent blog post: A Potted History of Battersea Park
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