GLH partners around the world





Green Legacy Hiroshima has been established to safeguard and spread worldwide the seeds and saplings of Hiroshima’s A-Bomb survivor trees. It is hoped that many partners will join this initiative and become active ambassadors in their countries of Hiroshima, its peace message and its green legacy.

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Tiziana Volta and Partners - November 2017

Brescia Mondo senza GuerreLatest news from ever-active Tiziana

Leiden Botanical Garden - November 2017

There may be plans for Leiden Botanical Garden to plant the Ginkgo biloba offered by GLH on the grounds of the International Court of Justice in The Hague! We shall keep you posted....

Activities in Hiroshima - November 2017

The seed-picking season continued with GLH working group members gathering to collect seeds from the Shukkeien garden ginkgo and the Hiroshima Castle Kurogane holly.

Activities in Hiroshima - November 2017

Seed picking for the 2017-18 season, led by Master Gardener Chikara Horiguchi, began with the jujube tree on Peace Boulevard on 18 September.

University of North Carolina - October 2017

Thanks to human bonds, a ginkgo sapling gifted from Green Legacy Hiroshima to the garden of Eliz Baldwin Leeper was passed to Kathleen Burkinshaw in memory of her mother, who survived the Hiroshima bombing.

The following is from Ms. Burkinshaw's Facebook post about the sapling and its dedication ceremony:

"As you may know, I’ve been working on a very special project since before my book was published last August. I contacted Green Legacy Hiroshima (GLH), a program under UNITAR. GLH collects seeds from trees that survived the atomic bombing in Hiroshima (A-bomb trees) and the saplings from the seeds have been planted in 30 countries all over the world. GLH put me in touch with a couple in Atlanta (Elizabeth and Steve Leeper) who had a Hiroshima ginkgo tree sapling. My husband and I drove down to Atlanta last summer and brought the sapling back with us.

This past Saturday, North Carolina became only the 7th state in the U.S. with an A-bomb tree sapling! Last March I contacted the Japanese professor, Kano-sensei, at my daughter’s college-UNC Wilmington. She loved the idea of partnering with GLH and myself. Sara, and her fellow Japan Club members quickly jumped on fundraising for the plaque, and upkeep of the tree. On Saturday I spoke at UNCW and then we had the dedication outside on the lawn where the ginkgo tree is planted. Kano-sensei, the UNCW Japan Club, the UNCW Asian Student Assoc. planned activities such as an Akido demonstration, making origami cranes to be sent to Hiroshima Peace Museum, raffle for beautifully painted pictures (by a Japan Club member, Lynda Arter, Kano-sensei, and a cherry blossom painting, I purchased at JapanFest from a local artist in Georgia),a signed copy of The Last Cherry Blossom. Before the formal dedication, I participated in my very first traditional Japanese tea ceremony, led by Mrs. Ito (the teisho-or tea ceremony host/teacher).

I could not have wished that it would have gone any better. The number of students that came out to the dedication truly touched my heart. I could feel my mom close by. Her granddaughter and daughter made sure her story will be remembered. I hope we made our ancestors proud.

Thank you to my Mom ,Sara, Japan Club members, Kano-sensei, UNCW, and Green Legacy Hiroshima."