As you enter the peace garden from Johnstone House there is a Cloutie
tree with colourful cloths tied to its branches. It is both a Scottish
and Tibetan custom to make a wish and then tie a coloured ribbon to the
tree. As the cloth fades the wish is carried off by the elements and
hopefully one day comes true.
People are welcome to take a coloured
ribbon from the black container beneath the tree, make a small donation
in the box and then tie a ribbon to the tree. All donations go to Rokpa projects around the world.