This project was awarded Commended in the Landscaping category at the Natural Stone Awards 2002.
The official guide said, 'Samten Kyil means 'garden of contemplation'. It is in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum and is round, as in the Wheel of Dharma, the fundamental Buddhist image. It is enclosed by four large Portland stone sculptures, abstracts representing fire, water, earth and air.
In the centre is a Kilkenny limestone disc with a bronze Buddhist symbol of peace set into it. Around that are Dunhouse Yorkstone blocks with cast bronze images in them, and seats and paving in the same stone.'
The judges commented, 'This haven alongside the Imperial War Museum is outstanding in conception and workmanship. One felt a little distressed that the lack of financial support was expressed in the choice of some of the paving material.'
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