thE PEACE POLE PROJECT
The planting of Peace Poles was started in Japan as a grassroots project in 1976. They are an internationally recognised symbol for peace and it is estimated that there are now over 200,000 Peace Poles across the globe.
Our Peace Poles are handmade by our small team at Allanton Peace Sanctuary in Scotland and shipped around the world.
Questions? See our FAQ section below
What is a Peace Pole?
Peace Poles have four or more sides displaying the message ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ on each side. Any of the world’s different languages may be used to reflect the Peace Pole’s local community, their wishes for the wider world or areas of conflict.
Why Plant a Peace Pole?
Planting a Peace Pole is a way of bringing people together. They are a constant reminder and focal point for us to visualize and act to create world peace in all areas of our lives – social, environmental, political and in business. Planting a Peace Pole connects you to others around the world wishing to stimulate a cultural shift in attitude and a greater awareness of the process of peace.
When are Peace Poles Planted?
You can plant a Peace Pole at anytime! Many people like to plant a Peace Pole at a significant community gathering, anniversary or World Peace day.
There are many days throughout the year that mark significant anniversaries :
International Day of Peace 21st September
Hiroshima Day 6th August
Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January
International Day of Non-Violence October 2nd (the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi)
Where are Peace Poles Planted?
Peace Poles have been planted and gifted by people like you and me in gardens, churches, schools, libraries, parks and other community locations - in every county.
PEACE POLES AROUND THE WORLD
Frequently Asked Questions
What languages are available?
We have 160 translations of May Peace Prevail on Earth. To view these, click the ‘Order Online’ button (above), fill in your Peace Pole design and then you will be able to select (or peruse) the languages.
Do you supply braille?
Yes. We can supply a Braille plate as an optional extra. The plate measures 48 x 70mm, reading ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ (+ £10.00)
Can I request other languages?
Yes, with a little bit of work we're able to translate most languages. If the language you would like does not appear on our list, please contact us or fill in the 'Additional Info.' box when ordering.
How much do they cost?
An 8’ Peace Pole with 4 languages: £190
with 8 languages: £230
A 6’ Peace Pole and stand with 4 languages: £235
with 8 languages: £275
These prices reflect the cost of materials and our staff time making the poles.
How do I order my own Peace Pole?
You can customise and buy your own Peace Poles by clicking on the 'Order Online' button above. You'll then have the option to select the language translations of your choice (4 or 8), add any additional extras and complete your purchase. We'll then make your Peace Pole and ship to your prefered address.
How tall are they?
Indoor Dimensions: (6’) 180 x 10 x 10cm freestanding moveable pole supplied with a stand.
Outdoor Dimensions: (8’) 244 x 10 x 10cm with a finished planting height of 180cm.
How deep must they be buried in the ground?
We would recommend that you 'plant' your 8' Peace Pole at a depth of 60 to 70cm. Alternatively, you can order one of our Peace Pole stands (included with all 6' Peace Poles)
Do I need planning permission?
In the UK you do not need planning permission but you do need consent from the landowner.
Do you provide a planting guide?
Yes. Sent in package with pole.
What are they made from?
Our Peace Poles are made from up to 80% recycled uPVC plastic - from windows.
They are low maintenance and weather/UV resistant.
Why are they not wood?
At Allanton we believe in minimising our impact on the Environment and reducing landfill. Therefore we have decided to manufacture our Peace Poles from recycled materials.
Recycled plastic has the added benefit of being lighter to ship - therefore reducing the amount of CO2 emitted during delivery.
How long will it take to arrive?
All of our poles are made to order by our team at Allanton House in Scotland - therefore, please allow up to 6 weeks from completing your purchase. Usually they arrive within 28 days. Please let us know if you have a planting date in mind.
Can you send them abroad?
Yes! We have sent poles to Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Please get in touch to discuss the details or order online.
how much is postage and packaging?
Postage and packaging per pole to the UK Mainland is £35, Europe £45 and Worldwide £65.
We have sent many Peace Poles around the world and believe we have found the right balance between size, packaging and cost to make sure they arrive to you in one piece. The box is approx 250cm to accommodate the pole, it is therefore quite a large parcel. If you would prefer to arrange your own delivery then please get in touch.
can i incorporate a bespoke message?
Our global message 'May Peace Prevail on Earth' can be adapted to a bespoke message according to your location - 'May Peace be in...'
Please contact us or fill in the 'Additional Info.' box when ordering.
Do you have smaller Peace Poles available?
Yes. We have Desktop Peace Poles in wood or Perspex with the following messages:
‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’
‘May Peace be with all Living Beings’
‘May Peace be in our Homes and Communities’
‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ (Japanese)
These are approximately 265mm x 90mm and cost £15 with UK p&p.
Please contact us directly if you would like to order these.