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.
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.