SOURCE: Peace Garden Trail of New York

Peace Garden Trail of New York

July 26, 2016 16:00 ET

Peace Garden Trail Offers Variety and Artistry of Flowers

Pokemon Invade Gardens at Peak of Season

BATAVIA, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 26, 2016) - The Peace Garden Trail of New York is bursting with beauty, artistry, fragrance -- and Pokémon. The Trail symbolizes the peace that has existed between U.S. and Canada since the end of the war of 1812. It is composed of nineteen gardens that are filled with numerous classifications of plants and flowers at the peak of their bloom. But the garden route offers more than horticulture and historical significance -- it has been known to attract Pokémon and players of Pokémon Go.

Each garden along the Trail, which stretches over 600 miles across the U.S. and Canada, is unique in style and design. Thanks to volunteers, museum staff members and local Master Gardeners, the parks are brimming with a variety of blossoms in vibrant shades of greens, reds, pinks and yellows.




  • The oval-shaped garden at Bicentennial Peace Garden at Oswego blooms with orange and yellow marigolds and zinnias that represent peace and freedom. The Syracuse orange, SUNY Oswego gold and green, and red geraniums represent sacrifices made by Oswego Patriots.


  • The geometric style garden at the Honorary International Peace Garden at Kent-Delord Garden House Museum was originally laid out in 1812. Flower varieties planted in the garden are taken from letters and lists in the Museum's archives or are varieties appropriate to the 19th and early 20th century, including Roses, Hydrangea, Astilbe, Daylillies, Foxglove, Sweet Williams, and Phlox. Also integrated throughout the garden are mature trees including Magnolia, Pear, Italian Chestnut, Maples, and Oak.

Each garden strives to create an awareness of the dedicated people promoting peace throughout the world, and offers a moment of peace for visitors to enjoy. In addition to the flora and fauna, public works of art, fountains, benches, globes and statues are available to promote reflection and relaxation. The Trail has also inspired a wide variety of artists, with several of the gardens displaying sculptures donated by both US and Canadian artists.

The Peace Garden Trail makes a perfect road trip for enjoying a wholesome, educational family activity, with interpretive panels leading the way. For more information about the gardens or to plan your journey along the historic route, visit:

About the Peace Garden Trail of New York

Peace gardens bursting with blossoms trace the historic route of the War of 1812 across the state of New York. Blooming May through October, this trail tells the compelling story of how the events of the War of 1812 helped to shape the future of the United States. The natural beauty of these permanent gardens, each representing a chapter in history, commemorates the peace that has existed between Canada and the United States over the past 200 years.

Journey along the trail to discover the history, savor regional foods and take in nearby attractions. For more information, visit: and

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Colleen Knopeck
    585-394-0787 x2