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Peace seeds in the National Botanical Garden


Green-LegacyThe seeds of the Ginkgo are our guests again; and Iran’s National Botanical Garden, with the guidance and presence of one of the volunteers of the Tehran Peace Museum, is the host. They are the seeds of Hiroshima's Ginkgo tree, collected in 2015 from the mother tree located in Shukkeien Garden less than 1.5 kilometers from the hypocenter of the atomic bomb attack (1945). These seeds are the precious messengers of life, hope and peace and with their surviving during all these years, have planted the seed of hope in the hearts of many survivors of wars around the world.

The seeds have been reached to Iran recently and planted in the National Botanical Garden’s greenhouse on 21 December 2015 and will be moved to the China and Japan section of this garden, when they passed the primary steps of growth, hopefully on summer 2016.

The "Green Legacy Hiroshima" is a joint project organized by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) office in Hiroshima and ANT-Hiroshima (Asian Network of Trust). By sending the seeds and saplings of atomic bombing (1945) survivor trees around the globe, the GLH project spreads the message of peace, friendship and their green legacy.

For more information on this project, news on sending the seeds to different countries and hosting the seeds by the National Botanical Garden, please refer to the link below: