International Peace Gardens
on the border of Manitoba and North Dakota
In 2007, Charles Anderson began work to improve and revitalizing the International Peace Gardens, on the border of Manitoba and North Dakota. Originally inspired by horticulturalist Henry Moore in 1929, the International Peace Garden Project is a symbol of friendship between Canada and the United States consisting of 2,400 acres in a temperate forest near the geographic center of the North American continent. Its location in the Turtle Mountains, rising 2,000 feet above the Western plains, is a breathtaking landscape of aspen, oaks, and lakes overlooking the broad expanse of prairies and wheat fields below. Construction of the gardens, structures, and lakes began in the 1930s during the grip of the Great Depression by the US Civilian Conservation Corps.
Significant improvements are planned over the next 5 years, including a new visitor center, an international center for peace, a new 250 room lodge and the revitalization of the historic sunken garden pool and surrounding pleasure gardens. Our work includes the site planning, site design and horticultural improvements to the entire gardens.
For more information, visit the International Peace Garden website.
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