GLH Worldwide Partners: Russia
Botanic Garden of Irkutsk State University
Irkutsk Botanical Garden: Seeds arrived 21st April, 2013
New dispatch of GLH seeds –Camphor, Bead tree and Jujube - arrived safely and fast (in 4 days!) at Botanic Garden of Irkutsk State University. They planted seeds right away and await the first seedlings.
Irkutsk has also made a special video on GLH.
- "Hiroshima plants at Botanic Garden of Irkutsk State University became a great attraction and striking object for many visitors. Visitors like to take photos of the Hiroshima plants and to have their photos with Hiroshima plants. Both Hiroshima plants and Japanese Garden are perfect story tellers for students and visitors at the Botanic Garden." Dr. Victor Kuzevanov, Director, Botanic Garden of Irkutsk State University April 2013
- About 150 children visit daily the Japanese garden (which includes Hiroshima A-bomb trees) in Irkutsk Botanical Garden in Russia (Photo of 5 October 2012)
- Botanical Garden of Irkutsk State University celebrates opening of Japanese garden, Reported by IrkiPediaTV, 20 August 2012 (Youtube)
(The Director of Irkutsk Botanical Gardens, Dr. Victor Kuzevanov and his team)
Tver Botanical Garden, Russia
August 2014: The Botanical Garden of Tver State University hosted the Day of Open Heart on August 6, 2014. A first sapling of a Ginkgo tree, grown from seeds delivered from Hiroshima in June 2013, was planted by a 12-year-old. A memorial ceremony for victims of the tragedy of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was also held. The Botanical Garden website states: ‘We are confident that our objectives and activities of the International Competition "Adopt a Tree!” miraculously coincide with the meaning of the "Green Legacy Hiroshima." We have a common world and we should love it! Save this world and preserve life on our planet, we can make it happen all together!
Media coverage below:
November 2013: Seedlings of Ginkgo, Jujube, and Kurogane holly are growing in good health. Ginkgo seedlings will spend winter in open field, other species in the greenhouse. Regarding Camphor, only one seedling is growing. No germination of Japanese hackberry seeds.
June 18: In a second trial, GLH seeds of Ginkgo, Jujube, Japanese hackberry and Camphor were delivered. The seeds had started to germinate, but otherwise in good health. Dr. Iurii Naumtsev, director of the botanical garden, personally planted them. He also gave the first interview on this occasion to the regional news agency. - http://tvernews.ru/news/146274/.
“Thank you very much. It is truly a joy and an honor for us. Pass on our sincere thanks to our colleagues from the Hiroshima Botanical Garden for their help in the shipment.”
June 21: Dr. Iurii says, “I feel as if we were little messengers of peace in the family.
Thank you for such a miracle. Here the links to the first news of this joyous event.”