A Garden and Statue for Joseph Merrick
Joseph Merrick lived an extraordinary life. To recognise this, Whitechapel residents together with Londoners with visible differences or disabilties aim to put up a statue of Merrick in a new city garden named after him.
Joseph’s Garden will be within sight of the shop where Merrick appeared in a “freak show” and the Royal London Hospital where he spent his last years.
It will be sited on land currently used by Crossrail and marked for reinstatement as a garden which will be planted with year round flowering plants and cared for by local residents.
These photographs show the current reinstatement plans which will be replaced by Joseph’s garden and memorial.
This map shows the location and approximate boundary of Joseph’s Garden.