Much of the garden architecture at the International Peace Gardens has suffered wear over time; some has even been vandalized, stolen or removed. A number of national plants have not survived in Utah’s climate. Citizens with interest in restoring the gardens to their original luxuriance and lushness are now coming together. There are many ways to offer help. Please click here.
At its zenith, the International Peace Gardens boasted special native plants brought from many lands. These included a field of Alpine Edelweiss from Switzerland, magnolia trees from China, thirty types of Swedish lilacs, English unique varieties, thousands of colors of Dutch tulips, and famous Cedars from Lebanon. Today the park is adorned with many local and colorful varieties. The remarkable feature of many embankments of flowers spelling out the names of nations is an ongoing tradition.
Watch for a list of these plants and what will be in bloom during your visit or help to replace and acquire new plants selected by the Parks and Recreation Superintendent through the flower power program.
The Peace Garden Academy is dedicated to the project now afoot to clean up the Jordan River.
The Academy plans to establish a Neighborhood Watch and raise funds to provide better security around the International Peace Gardens.
To Volunteer, click here.