The Dragon Garden in Ladakh, India

The Dragon Garden is being made for a school at 3,500m in Ladakh – a remote part of India’s Himalayan region often known as ‘Little Tibet’. The ┬ádesign is influenced by Buddhist ideas with the buildings arranged to form a mandala. Sustainable design is a high priority. Water is raised from a dynamic aquifer by PV-powered pumps. The garden is planted with local plants, fruit trees and vegetables. It is designed for teaching, learning, sport and children’s play. The design is all done on a pro bono volunteer basis, mostly by London-based landscape architects.
Landscape architects: University of Greenwich
Client: Druk Padma Karpo Educational Society
Architects: Arup Associates
Engineering: Arup

Tom Turner

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