The idea of the Garden of Destiny came as a response to a desire to create a national memorial site in honour of those 600 000 people of Latvia who suffered and perished during totalitarian regimes. The Garden of Destiny is rising on an island in the Daugava River. Tens of thousands have engaged in creating the Garden of Destiny.
It is nurtured as the nation's present to Latvia on its centenary. The Freedom Monument is our legacy from the generations of the previous century; the Garden of Destiny will be our legacy to the future generations. It is memory, inspiration and strength.