Pro bono volunteer landscape architecture for the Dragon Garden in Ladakh

The Dragon Garden has a landscape architecture office at 3,500m (=11,482 ft)

Dragon Garden is being made for the Druk White Lotus School in a part of Ladakh India which is often described as Little Tibet. The design work is being done by pro bono volunteers. The vidoes below describe (1) a 2015 resident landscape architects experience in sourcing approx 900 m2 of slate paving from a height of 5,000m and laying it at 3,500m in the Indus Valley (2) the design principles which are guiding the paving and other aspects of the Buddhist-influenced garden and landscape design. School gardens are even more important in Ladakh than in the UK, because the kids spend a lot of time out of doors – and because the site of this garden was a desert before work on the school garden began.

Tom Turner

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