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October 31, 2018

Our 2018 Honorary Peace Garden located at the No gun Ri Memorial Gardens

TThe twin-underpass railroad bridge at No Gun Ri, South Korea, in 1960. Ten years earlier, members of the U.S. military killed a large number of South Korean refugees under and around the bridge, early in the Korean War.

Honorary Peace Garden Rockwell Community Garden,  a part of the Three Bears Gardens in Brooklyn New York

History of the Three Bears Gardens by Jon Crow Back in 1982, some folks living on Pacific Street were tired of all the prostitution and drug traffic on their block, so they got hold of BAM (which leased the entire block from the City for one of their parking lots), and worked to create the Pacific Street garden.


Then came a bad drought and nothing really happened for a few years. In 1985, a few of us started digging around in there, found an abandoned teddy bear, and well, the Bear’s Garden was born.


Community volunteers tend these Gardens and everyone is welcome to become a member.  Members are each given a key to the gardens and you can tend to a vegetable bed, a flower bed or join in one of many workday BBQ’s.

Honorary Peace Garden at Batavia


Nestled in Paolo Busti Park adjacent to the Holland Land Office Museum along the Tonawanda Creek, you’ll discover Batavia’s Honorary International Peace Garden. Batavia’s garden offers flowing pathways lined with benches, a globe, and a mill stone to signify the use of water for development of the land.  This historical element represents the mills that supplied the new settlers with a necessary staple-flour.  Today, flowers of another sort fill the garden with fragrance.  

Honorary Peace Garden at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

This Peace Garden is dedicated to two noble and brave Buffalo women, Margaret St. John and Sarah Lovejoy.  Margaret St. John’s cabin is the only dwelling to be spared by the British when they burn the then tiny village of Buffalo during the War of 1812.  

Honorary Peace Garden THe Kent Delord House

The Kent-Delord House is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.  Build in 1797, it is reputedly the oldest house in Plattsburgh, NY.  The dwelling is a local history museum with extensive formal gardens.  In 1814 during the War of 1812 the British utilized this home as headquarters.  

Honorary Peace Garden at  Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum

During the War, Canandaigua became a military station where barracks were built, troops were quartered, and supplies stored, bought and sold.  The Granger Homestead was built just after the War ended in 1814, but the grounds were used by military troops for drills and battle preparation.

Honorary Peace Garden, Fair Haven Treasures, New York State

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Honorary Peace Garden at the Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse  


The Honorary International Peace Garden is located at the Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse at the Port of Rochester, America's oldest surviving lighthouse on Lake Ontario.  The colorful rectangular garden is on the south fence line of the property.  The garden is made up of four panels which provide the visitor with the details of the four encounters here by the British during the War of 1812.  

HonoraryPeace Garden at the Buffalo History Museum
This garden is located on Scajaquada Creek,the scene of several important engagements during the War of 1812.  The garden represents a long history of friendship and peace between Buffalo and sister city Kanazawa Japan. Today the garden is an oasis of tranquility for visitors.

Honorary Peace Garden, Lewiston New York State

It is very hard to imagine that at one time, the Village of Lewiston International Peace Garden was a parking lot.  Located at 476 Center Street, this amazing pocket park bore witness to the War of 1812 initiation as well as the burning of Lewiston, December 13, 1813 by British and Mohawk Indian allies.  Lewistonians were killed as they tried to escape out of the Village, passing by this now garden of peace. 

Honorary  Peace Garden at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village 


There is an 1812 Peace Garden located just to the right of the main museum building entrance.  The Peace Garden at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village pops with shades of greens, reds, pinks, and yellows, and has been designed to be in bloom all season long. 


HonoraryPeace Garden at Niagara Falls Public Library

Gad Pierce operated a tavern close to this site in the early 1800s.  During the War of 1812 in an effort to protect the local citizens and slow down the attacking British Forces his acts of bravery earned him the title, Niagara Frontier protector of freedom. Pierce Avenue is named in his honor.

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Welcome to our newly re=branded "Peace Garden Trail"!


This came about, since we are now beginning to add new gardens, not necessarily connected to our amazing, original "Bicentennial War of 1812 Peace Garden Trail"

Watch this space for exciting news in the coming months.

The Peace Garden Trail History 

Located in upper New York State this trail evolved initially from 2010 - 2016 and is home to our original "War of 1812 Bi=Centennial Peace Garden Trail". Honorary International Peace Gardens are dedicated at historic sites in the Great Lakes region of the United States. War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Gardens celebrate the two hundred years of peace and longstanding friendship between the United States and Canada that share the world’s longest undefended boarder. 

These beautiful gardens are featured below and remain so named to this day.


Each garden is officially designated as an "Honorary International Peace Garden" and is a member, in good standing, of our "International Peace Garden Registry" on file.




Honorary Peace Garden at Soduspoint

This Lovely garden and interpretive panel is Located at 8440 Bay Street, Sodus Point, New York on the south side of the road in the 1812 Peace Garden. 


Honorary Peace Garden at Williamson Pultneyville Historical Society 

Located in the historic district in the hamlet of Pultnyville, the Society owns and manages 3 properties: the Society house at 4130 Mill Street, Centennial Park in the center of Pultneyville and Gates Hall across the street from the park. Gates Hall, built in 1825 by the community has been the venue for many historic events, including talks on religion, slavery, and women’s rights as well as preparing supplies for the Civil War. 


Honorary Peace Garden at Oswego NY 

Part of a permanent trail of Peace Gardens established along an historic route where events of the War of 1812 determined the future of the US and the fate of many First Nations and Native American groups. The garden offers flowing paths lined with benches, a globe and a mill stone to signify the use of water for development of the land and a Grove of Nations. Open daily during daylight hours.

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