The existing Peace Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens was designated in a ceremony today as an Honorary International Peace Garden. The designation was made by the International Peace Garden Foundation and the War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail.
As an Honorary International Peace Garden, this garden will become part of an international registry, display a commemorative stone marker and have an interpretive panel linking this garden with other Peace Gardens along the 1812 Commemorative Trail.
Rather than tell the story of a war, the gardens on the trail celebrate 200 years of peace between the United States and Canada, which share the longest undefended border in the world.
The Peace Garden is a quiet place where you can sit and spend time in reflection, peace and healing.
You may have noticed the lovely gazebo that was installed this spring. The gazebo was donated by Rich Products, which had displayed the gazebo inside its atrium for many years. Ellicott Development erected the gazebo. Their contributions were also recognized today.
To get to the Peace Garden and gazebo, walk to the left of the building.