November 1, 2005
The center stone was dedicated by TRH The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall.
May 29, 2009
HRH Prince Harry of Wales planted a magnolia tree and officially named the park “The British Garden at Hanover Square.”
July 6, 2010
HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed to the Garden by the Right Honorable Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, and Her Majesty met the British victims’ families of the 9/11 attacks and officially opened the Garden.
The mission of the Garden was expanded to include the Commonwealth victims.
September 21, 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron toured the Garden.
May 2, 2012
The Very Reverend Dr. John Hall, Dean of Westminster formally renamed the Garden, “The Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden, Inc.” officially dedicating the Garden as the memorial for all the Commonwealth victims of the 9/11 attacks and honoring Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
May 7, 2015
HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex visited the Garden in honor of VE Day and unveiled the donor plaque.