More gardens to visit: Peace Gardens in Western New York

Peace Garden at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
The Peace Garden at the entrance to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village uses many native plants, including liatris, the plant with the purple flowers at right. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

Garden walks are done for the season in Western New York, but there are gardens you can still enjoy: Peace Gardens.

The Peace Garden Trail of New York State is made up of 19 gardens across the state that commemorate the peace that has existed between Canada and the United States since the War of 1812.

Get suggested itineraries here for visiting the gardens.

The gardens in the Greater Niagara Region are located in Batavia; Niagara Falls; Lewiston; Hull House in Lancaster; Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst, and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical GardensFront Park and the Japanese Garden behind the History Museum, all in Buffalo.

Whether you want to see some pretty flowers, learn about history, take some time for quiet contemplation or celebrate the amazing feat of 200 years of peace between two large countries, check out the Peace Gardens in our area.

scarves in Peace Garden in Lewiston NY
Jacquie Lodico of Lewiston created “The Ties that Bind” in 2012 in the Peace Garden in Lewiston. Scarves, donated by American and Canadian women, were tied end to end and represent the strong bond that exists between the women of our two nations. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko.

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