This summer, there are plans to build a sensory Ukrainian Peace Garden on the Baltic Green to honour the city’s connections to Ukraine as the Eurovision Song Contest content makes its way to Liverpool.
The garden will include eye-catching plantings, a serene green area, and allotment beds with seasonal vegetables. It was designed by award-winning landscape gardener Peter Lloyd with assistance from the Baltic Triangle Area CIC.
The Peace Garden is designed by landscape architect Peter Lloyd and will be built on the Baltic Green in the Baltic Triangle. It will include sensory planting, footpath materials, and other features common to Ukraine to create a place for quiet contemplation.
The plan will produce a beautiful area that the general public can use. The garden’s layout was collaborated on by Liverpool’s Ukrainian community, and local children will help it get decorated. In order to make it happen, they need the communities help. It will result in the creation of a lively, lovely garden in the centre of this city centre neighbourhood.
The Ukrainian community in Liverpool contributed to the design to make it feel authentic. Plans also call for two concrete chess tables, as well as allotment beds filled with seasonal vegetables.
Some of the ornamental and reflective pieces were made with the assistance of students from the nearby St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School. Additionally, the Baltic Triangle-based organisation Roots in the City will grow the fruits, vegetables, and herbs that will be used in the garden.
Designer Peter Lloyd said:
“I feel privileged to have been given this unique opportunity. It is unfortunate that this year’s competition cannot be held in Ukraine, so I hope the garden will bring a little bit of Ukraine to Liverpool for everyone to appreciate.”
A crowdfunding has been launched by The Baltic Triangle CIC with the aim of raising a £6,000 to help complete the project. You can done here.
A draft of what the garden should look like (Image: Peter Lloyd)