International Peace Garden – Promise of Peace

Coffee Table Book on the International Peace Garden.

International Peace Garden – Promise of Peace Book is the first book ever published on the Peace Garden

Actual book cover may differ.

The “Promise of Peace” Sculpture was done by my father, Arthur Norby in 2015 for the Peace Garden.  It had been commissioned by and was a gift from, the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) to the International Peace Garden (IPG).

In August of 2015, Arthur delivered the sculpture to the garden and I went along. When the sculpture was delivered and temporarily placed in the atrium, we planned to tour the gardens. We were immediately taken by the expanse and grandeur of the gardens.  Prior to going on our tour, we visited the gift shop and had noticed that there was no book about the International Peace Garden.  We spent several hours touring and photographing the gardens and monuments with a mission of capturing enough images for a book.

The International Peace Garden was established in 1932, as a symbol of the peaceful relationship between Canada and the United States.

It is located on 2,390 acres of aspen and oak prairie Savannah in the heart of the Turtle Mountains, straddling the 49th parallel. The 25-acre formal garden of the International Peace Garden showcases annual floral and perennial flower beds which help erase the 49th parallel within the Garden.

Every spring the Peace Garden is brought to life by the planting of as many as 150,000 flowering annuals. In addition to the thousands of flowers in the garden, the Conservatory has more than 4,500 species of cactus and succulents from around the world, making up this collection of more than 6,000 very unique plants.

There are several other monuments and structures located within the garden.

The IPG is also home to the International Music Camp and the International Sports Camp.

Visit the International Peace Garden’s website at

The book is available at the following retail locations

Bismarck-Mandan ND

  • Convention and Visitors Bureau/Heritage Center

Dunseith ND

  • International Peace Garden


  • Zandbroz
  • Sweet Dreams Confections
  • NDSU Book Store
  • Holiday Inn Hotel Gift Shop
  • Hector International Airport Gift Shop

Grand Forks ND

  • Ferguson Books

Jamestown ND

  • Dakota Store

Medora ND

  • Western Edge Bookstore
  • ND Embroidery & Gifts LLC

Minot ND

  • Home Sweet Home
  • Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Main Street Books

Moorhead MN

  • Melberg Christian Book & Gift

Rugby ND

  • Cenex C-Store
  • Coffee Cottage Cafe

Watford City ND

  • Pioneer Museum

Williston ND

  • Books on Broadway
  • Williston Convention and Visitor Bureau

Barnes and Noble website only

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Hardcover: $34.95  

LIBRARIES – Please place your order at this website.  LIBRARY/SCHOOL ORDER FORM  I will send you an invoice without sales tax.

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LIBRARIES – Please place your order at this website.  LIBRARY/SCHOOL ORDER FORM  I will send you an invoice without sales tax.

Pages from the book

“Flowers are appearing on the earth. The season for singing has come. The cooing of doves is heard in our land.” – Song of Solomon 2:12

From Garry Enns, CEO, International Peace Garden

Kari Barchenger has captured the essence of the International Peace Garden in her photographs and in this first ever publication dedicated to the story and the beauty that is the International Peace Garden. Her ability to find just the right light combined with just the right vantage makes each of her photographs a work of art. You will see the thousands of flowers quite differently once you have seen them – through her eyes – on the pages of this book.

Kari has captured the beauty of the thousands of flowers collectively. However, she also shows us the unique and individual characteristics of each of these many different plants. And somehow Kari also has shown the art of the International Peace Garden Horticulturists as they have created showcases for their flowers; as they have used their plantings to frame the buildings and monuments surrounded by colour.

While Kari’s love affair with the International Peace Garden is a fairly recent thing; her photos and her book tell a story through pictures where words are not enough. Time spent with each photograph helps us understand the importance of the promise of peace to be found in the heart of the Turtle Mountains.

It’s my hope that Kari will continue her love affair with the International Peace Garden. Read, study, enjoy.