Buffalo, NY – The International Peace Garden Foundation and the War of 1812 Bi-Centennial Peace Garden Trial will designate the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens’ Peace Garden as an Honorary International Peace Garden. This Dedication Ceremony will take place at the Botanical Gardens on September 9, 2014 at 8:00am.
As an honorary International Peace Garden this garden will be enjoyed by both domestic and international visitors for years to come. It 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.
Considerations in determining eligibility as an Honorary International Peace Garden include location, size, design and significance to the War of 1812. The Botanical Gardens’ Peace Garden has officially met all of the necessary criteria. With the generous support of Rich Products and Ellicott Development some major improvements have been made in preparation for this honor and their leadership in the beautification of this garden will be recognized at the Dedication Ceremony.
This garden is part of a trail of 1812 Bi-Centennial Peace Gardens established to commemorate this historic event. The 1812 Bi-Centennial Peace Garden Project is modeled after an international program established by the International Peace Garden Foundation in 1990 when Canada honored the United States with the first International Peace Garden to honor the friendship between Canada and the United States having shared the longest undefended border in the world since the War of 1812. Since that time annually a country is presented with a Peace Garden in recognition of their commitment to fostering world peace. Presently, there are 22 International Peace Gardens, spanning five continents.
The Peace Gardens are permanent and will be enjoyed by visitors for years to come. For more information on this program and other activities concerning the International Peace Garden Foundation please visit www.ipgf.org. More information on the Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail can be obtained at www.peacegardentrail.org.
For more information, visit www.buffalogardens.com. The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.