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Vrindavan Garden

A stream flows at the bottom of the school sports ground, giving its name to the school. This will be the site of the Vrindavan Sacred Garden

In Leicester, in a predominantly Hindu neighbourhood, a sacred garden was inaugurated in October 2000 beside Rushey Brook in the grounds of Rushey Mead School, as a quiet space and an environment for works of art produced by pupils of the school.

The idea for the garden was inspired by Friends of Vrindavan, a Hindu community group whose inspiration comes from the sacred forests of Krishna in Vrindavan, India.

The garden, designed by landscape architect Rebecca Cotton, is based upon the theme of Krishna’s struggle with the serpent Kaliya, who poisoned the sacred River Yamuna in Vrindavan. This theme was chosen to symbolise the struggle to clean our rivers and environment.

Pupils of Rushey Mead Schooll have created their own works of art to be placed in the garden when it is complete.

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