German Peace Garden
The German Peace Garden in Coventry War Memorial Park serves as a reminder of the desire of German people for peace.
The idea for the garden began in 1962, when the first Coventry Flower Show took place in the War Memorial Park.
The West German Horticultural Federation were invited to participate. They suggested they come back to create a Garden of Peace.
The garden was officially opened in 1963 by His Excellency the German Ambassador, Dr Hasso von Etzdorf. Alderman Arthur Waugh said
We are most grateful to everyone concerned in this project. This Garden of Peace will serve not only as an expression of the undoubted sincerity of our German friends for continued peace, but also as a means of providing many hours of pleasure for the citizens of Coventry.
Over time the garden fell into disrepair, and was re-landscaped in 2011 with assistance from Coventry German Circle.