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The Amnesty International Garden for Human Rights

By Paula Ryan. The Amnesty International Garden for Human Rights aims to capture and celebrate Amnesty International's vision of a world where everyone is able to enjoy all human rights recognised in international law.

The amnesty international garden

A garden terrace constructed of overlapping wooden decking panels provides a variety of heights The amnesty international gardenwithin the garden, while a pool creates movement and gives the deck a sense of floating over water. The sunken area of the terrace is surrounded by drought-resistant olive and eucalyptus trees to provide strong structural framework, wind protection and a green screen between the terrace and surrounding urban environment.

The garden is themed using glaucous colours - gold, orange and red flowers, including daylilies, achilleas and crocosmias. Planting includes native flowering species to encourage biodiversity and provide a green haven for birds and insects between the capital's rooftops.

The amnesty international garden

Plant list (click on any of the green links for more information):

Astrantia major 'Hadspen Blood'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora
Carex pendula
Carpinus betulus
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'
Eucalyptus gunnii
Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Foeniculum vulgare
Geum 'Lady Strathdeden'
Geum 'Red Wings'
Geum coccineum 'Coppertone'
Helictotrichon sempervirens
Heuchera cylindrica 'Greenfinch'
Iris 'Berkeley Gold'
Iris 'Brasilia'
Iris pseudacorus
Olea europaea
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Papaver orientale 'Allegro'
Petasites japonica
Rodgersia pinnata
Rosmarinus officinalis
Sanguisorba officinalis
Sanguisorba menziensii
Stipa tenuissima
Trollius chinensis
Trollius x cultorum 'Orange Princess'
Zantedeschia elliotiana