Serbian Garden

Address:
780 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Dedication Date:
2008

History & Design:

The Serbian Garden features a central plaza with a marble cube and circular concrete seating.

A pebble mosaic surrounds the cube. It is a reproduction of mosaics found at the Hilandar Monastery (Greece) and at the Patriarchate of Pec and Zica Monasteries (Serbia). The plaza also includes the garden’s message: “only unity saves the Serbs.”

A trail meanders south from the plaza, parallel to MLK, and ends at another plaza. This part of the garden is dedicated to inventor, engineer and genius Nikola Tesla (1856-1943).

Statuary/Busts/Reliefs/Monuments:

The garden also holds a number of busts featuring notables such as King Peter I, founding father of Yugoslavia (1844-1921). Another is poet Petar II Petrovic-Njegos, an Orthodox Prince-Bishop and ruler of Montenegro (1813-1851).

In 2018, the Serbian Garden added a bust of Nadezda Petrovic, an early 20th century impressionist painter and humanitarian.

Additional Information:

Originally, the republics of Serbia and Croatia were joined with Slovenia in the 1932 Yugoslav Garden. After the 1991 breakup of Yugoslavia, the Yugoslav Garden was re-dedicated to Slovenia. The bust of Njegos, which had been in the original garden, was consequently moved to the newly dedicated Serbian Garden.

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