Part 2 of the amazing International Peace Garden on the United States and Canadian boarder. It straddles the 49th parallel, and the 25-acre formal garden’s flowers is on the dividing line. The garden’s 2,339 acres include 888 acres in North Dakota and 1451 acres in Manitoba. The park plants over 150,000 flowers each year. So there is no way I can so you everything but here some flower overload.
The concept for the garden was first put forward in 1928 by Dr. Henry Moore, a Canadian horticulturalist affiliated with London’s Kew Gardens. Moore conceived of the gardens as a memorial to peace and a symbol of friendship between the two nations. By 1932 vision had turned into plans that included location and first sketches of a garden that would celebrate the peace between two great countries.
A Promise of Peace, sculpture was installed in the Formal garden fountain in July 2016. This fountain is fed by an underground spring. Water from this pond flows down to the Sunken Garden.
Check out the previous post about the Sunken Garden.
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