About Us – History

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.

August 2011

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.