Unforgettable Gardens – Muslim Memorial Peace Garden

Unforgettable Gardens – Muslim Memorial Peace Garden
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: The Gardens Trust
Start Date: October 20, 2021 (20:00)
End Date: October 20, 2021 (21:30 +03)
Cost: £5
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unforgettable-gardens-muslim-memorial-peace-garden-tickets-167635703903?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1
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This talk is the third in our series on Weds @ 6 presented in association with Surrey Gardens Trust £5 each or all 4 for £16

About this event

This ticket is for this individual session and costs £5, and you may purchase tickets for other individual sessions via the links below, or you may purchase a ticket for the entire course of 4 sessions at a cost of £16 via the link here. Please note the earlier start time of 6pm.

Attendees will be sent a Zoom link 2 days prior to the start of the talk, and again a few hours before the talk. A link to the recorded session (available for 1 week) will be sent shortly afterwards.


Surrey Gardens Trust are delighted to share some very special and unforgettable gardens from their rich legacy of historic parks and gardens

Week 1. 6 Oct. Sutton Place: Part of a series of 4 online lectures, £5 each or all 4 for £16.

Week 2. 13 Oct. Munstead Wood: Part of a series of 4 online lectures, £5 each or all 4 for £16.

Week 3. 20 Oct. Muslim Memorial Peace Garden: Part of a series of 4 online lectures, £5 each or all 4 for £16.

Week 4. 27 Oct. Albury Park: Part of a series of 4 online lectures, £5 each or all 4 for £16.


Week 3. 20 Oct: The Muslim Memorial Peace Garden with Elizabeth Cuttle

This unique Grade II listed site is situated on the southeast corner of Horsell Common. Established in 1917, it was the original resting place for the 24 wounded Muslim soldiers who died at hospitals in England after serving our country during World War I and II. In the 1960s, the site was vandalized regularly, and the bodies were moved to the Military Cemetery at Brookwood.

During the summer of 2013, work began to restore the empty interior of the Muslim Burial Ground’s structure to create a garden of peace and reminiscence. The garden is now a significant site and a truly contemplative garden space which provides a focal point for acts of commemoration and remembrance, dedicated to all the Muslim soldiers of the British Indian Army who died during both wars.

Elizabeth has a degree in Environment and Landscape studies and later studied horticulture at Merrist Wood and Nescot.

She is a long-term member of Surrey Gardens Trust and served on Council for four years. She has been a Trustee of Horsell Common Preservation Society, who own Horsell Common in Woking and the Muslim Burial Ground, for twelve years. She was appointed to work with Dr. Zafar Iqbal of Woking Borough Council on the project to restore the Muslim Burial Ground. For personal reasons, she knew how much memorials to fallen soldiers mean and felt privileged to be involved in the project.

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