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September 11 Memorial Garden

This garden is located on a slope, near the west side of the Fisher Pavilion, bordered by 2nd Ave North on its west side. It was created early in 2002 to commemorate the lives lost in the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. It is part of a larger garden space that also includes a collection of flowering cherry trees.

Compost made from the millions of flowers brought to the International Fountain during the days after the attack was placed in the garden area. Originally, tulips were planted that had been especially grown in the compost. Over time the tulips have disappeared, replaced by ornamental grasses and flowering perennials. Boulders are inscribed with quotes from Martin Luther King and Anne Frank, as well as a dedication to the purpose of the garden.

The Kwansan cherry trees on the site were donated to Seattle Center in 1995 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War II. The Mt. Fuji cherry trees in this area were also donated in 1995 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival, held in April at Seattle Center each year.

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