German-American Friendship Garden - Washington, DC
Posted by: DougK
N 38° 53.510 W 077° 02.170
18S E 323408 N 4306743
Quick Description: The German-American Friendship Garden, designed by Wolfgang Oehme, was strategically placed between the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the White House, and is the only memorial on the Washington Monument grounds.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2011 6:13:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMBBB0
On October 6, 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed, “One magnificent symbol of the bonds that tie our two great peoples together is the German-American Friendship Garden. This symbol of eternally renewing growth and strength will be dedicated this autumn here in the Capital. In its growth, our own commitments to the well-being of America and Germany shall be cultivated and nurtured.”
On November 15, 1988, Chancellor Helmut Kohl and President Ronald Reagan met for their final time and dedicated this garden.
The German-American Friendship Garden was designed by Wolfgang Oehme, strategically placed between the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the White House, and is the only memorial on the Washington Monument grounds. Benches and fountains to the east and west create a welcoming terrace for visitors. A variety of perennial flowers, shrubs and trees found in both countries demonstrate Reagan’s wish to symbolize "...eternally renewing growth and strength."
Source: Information on the Garden Sign