About the International Peace Gardens

In September of 2018, I had the opportunity to visit the “International Peace Gardens” in Salt Lake City, Utah with my brother. While we were there, we came across a variety of gardens, each dedicated to a different country. Although I wasn't able to capture every garden at the International Peace Gardens, I did however, get content from fifteen different gardens representing countries from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. If you haven't been to the "International Peace Gardens", it's definitely a place that you should check out in Salt Lake City.

The International Peace Gardens is a botanical garden located in Jordan Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. Part of Utah's history, the garden was conceived in 1939 and dedicated in 1952. The International Peace Gardens has welcomed tens of thousands of travelers from every corner of the globe, including exchange partners from Salt Lake's several Sister Cities. The project was brought to fruition by Utah citizen Mrs. Otto (Ruey) Wiesley, working with the Salt Lake City Superintendent of Parks, the Mayor, and the Salt Lake Council of Women. Today, the garden remains under the direction of the Salt Lake Council of Women Past Presidents Council. Each participating Utah-based nation group is allotted a plot in which to create a garden with native plantings and garden architecture and statues of world peace leaders typical of the homeland and its culture. The Peace Gardens currently represents the cultural diversity of 28 gardens and encourages pleasant wandering and meditation by visitors.