Secret Garden Memorial


Consisting of a stylized dark head with silver tears running down its cheeks, this 2008 memorial is an official acknowledgement of the impact of the culture of violence on Kingston’s youth. It commemorates children who have died in tragic or violent circumstances, with the names and ages of the victims carved into the plinth. Sadly, names are regularly added.

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Nearby Kingston attractions

1. Institute of Jamaica

0.16 MILES

The Institute of Jamaica is the nation’s small-scale equivalent of the British Museum or Smithsonian, housed in three separate buildings – the National…

2. National Library

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Adjacent to the Institute of Jamaica, the National Library incorporates the Caribbean’s largest repository of books, maps, charts and archival documents…

3. St Andrew’s Scots Kirk

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This octagonal Georgian brick structure (entrance on Mark Lane) was built from 1813 to 1819 by Scottish merchants and is surrounded by a gallery supported…

4. Kingston Parish Church

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The gleaming white edifice facing the southeast corner of Parade is Kingston Parish Church, which replaced an older church destroyed in the 1907…

6. National Gallery of Jamaica

0.23 MILES

The superlative collection of Jamaican art housed by the National Gallery is the finest on the island and should on no account be missed. As well as…

7. Statue of Alexander Bustamante

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The south entrance to Parade is watched over by a statue of a wild-looking Alexander Bustamante, Jamaica's first prime minister.