Volunteers try to save Cardiff Peace Garden

24 February 2017

Volunteers from all over the world are helping to clear up the Welsh National Peace Garden in Cardiff.

The garden was built in 1988 and to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cardiff Temple of Peace.

The the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) has  teamed up with volunteers from countries such as Japan, Armenia and Turkey to save the garden and raise awareness of their part in Welsh history.

Organisers of the clean up say the garden has fallen into disrepair.  The Policy Manager for charity Cymru Africa, Julian Rosser says he “would like more people be here and enjoying the garden. To help reflect on some of the amazing people that have been commemorated here. There have been people from both South Wales and all around the world that have helped to make the overall world a better place.”


Phie Gillangan, who works with the WCIA, says ‘the Peace Garden is the most important in Cardiff. It could potentially be a very peaceful place for people to come to visit. So I think it is important to keep it tidy, develop it and own it in a way; so people fully feel apart of the project.’





The idea of the Welsh Peace Garden was to provide  a place of tranquility, reflection and beauty for visitors.

The garden is home to a number of commemorative plaques, trees and shrubs in the area,which remember important activists.

The proposed clean up for the Welsh Peace Garden has been proposed for the whole afternoon.


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