British Memorial Garden


The Bannermans, landscape architects who often work for the British royal family, were commissioned to create this British Memorial Garden in lower Manhattan in order to memorialize the 67 Britons who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. According to the Lower Manhattan Construction Center's website, "Their concept incorporates native British foliage like yew and boxwood hedges, topiaries, and formal flowerbeds, with garden walkways paved in a dark, reflective stone from Caithness, Scotland. A lighter-toned limestone from Morayshire, Scotland, will be carved into a 'ribbon of counties' representing the entire United Kingdom. A water rill built from Welsh slate will run through the triangular garden, between benches carved from Portland, Ireland, stone and iron bollards fashioned in London." The goal is to reflect the relationship between England and the United States.

Constructed, 2006