International Peace Garden: Promise of Peace

International Peace Garden: Promise of Peace

The International Peace Garden, first opened in 1932, is a hidden treasure within the United States and Canada. Photographer Kari Barchenger brings her 35 years experience of capturing unique subjects to a new height in this journey through the International Peace Garden. Take a walk with her through the gardens and observe the beauty and splendor of it all. Experience through her lens the butterflies and bees and lush gardens. Roam the cacti and tropical gardens in the conservatory. Wander through the large variety of plants from around the world. You may be lucky enough to see one of the cacti in bloom during your visit.

Peace Garden

International Peace Garden: Promise of Peace, is an 88 page hardcover book, the first dedicated entirely to the International Peace Garden, and which features the flora and wonder of the International Peace Garden through the beautiful nature photography of Kari Barchenger.

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4 thoughts on “International Peace Garden: Promise of Peace

  1. I visited in 2005 after attending the Antler Centennial. It seemed a bit run down from what I remembered as a child in the 50’s. But it was still a great place to visit. A wedding was in progress…

    I was also a bit nonplussed at the situation at the border with the increased security. The Peace Garden naturally spans the US Canadian border. Somehow I got on the other side of the border and had to get back in. I was treated with considerable suspicion and almost got searched. A bit of name dropping and explanation of what all I was there for, and their attitude immediately changed. Modern times, eh?

  2. I love camping at the Peace Gardens. However, the Peace Gardens confuse me. I have never been able to figure out how a garden dedicated to Peace between the U.S. and Canada and built by the CC camps ever became so saturated with the Masons. I find the whole Masonic influence disgusting.

    1. Can you elaborate? I know Eastern Star had a chapel built there, but I never really paid much attention to anything else that would be considered Masonic (never knew much about the Masons until recently).

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