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.


Partners in profile entry for September 2022 features Kelly Schmader, Assistant Vice Chancellor Facilities Management, UCLA, California.

Partners in profile entry for September 2022 features Ekuko Naka, Landscape Architect, Norway.

Partners in profile entry for July 2022 features Andreas Løvold, Arborist, Botanical Garden of Oslo Univerisity, Oslo.

We are honored to announce that Dr. Ari Novy, our stalwart champion for the botanic gardens network campaign, has accepted to be GLH international scientific advisor (April 2022).  glh_core_list_final_2022_april.pdf (

Partners in Profile the entry for April 2022 features Dr. Susan Ott Ralph, Professor, University of Washington, Seattle.

Many greetings and best wishes at the start of 2022. We hope that you are healthy and well, and that our collective "green solidarity” and the story of Hiroshima’s resilient Hibaku-jumoku a balm for all in these uncertain times.

GLH Regional Seed Hubs

San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) in San Diego, California, the College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in Northern Ireland, and the Universidad Austral de Chile (UACH) in Chile

We are delighted that the SDBG, CAFRE, and UACH have agreed to become GLH regional seed hubs. We hope their help will facilitate sharing A-bombed tree seeds with more partners in the United States, United Kingdom, and Latin America.

Dr. Eoin Lettice appeared on Irish national television to tell the story of the seeds of survivor Ginkgo biloba trees in Cork, Ireland and demonstrate the hope they symbolize. Green Legacy Hiroshima’s relationship with Dr. Lettice and the University College Cork Arboretum has allowed survivor seeds to be planted and germinate 10,000 km away from Hiroshima.

In July 2021, we marked the 10th anniversary of Green Legacy Hiroshima, a milestone worth celebrating. The short video below created by Yuko Baba hopefully captures some of the highlights and beautiful partnerships of this past decade.

Thanks to Mr. Chris Moore and the UNITAR Hiroshima Office, we are excited to share two videos focusing on GLH and A-bombed buildings and trees made for the 2021 Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Training Programme. Held on March 2021 online, it aimed to provide a deeper understanding of what happened in Hiroshima and the subsequent sacrifices and efforts of the citizens and the local government.


The Afghan Fellowship Legacy Projects (AFLP):

Botanical Gardens Network (BGNet) page was born. Please click the below logo and find the detail.


Japanese Pamphlet 日本語パンフレット

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Midpoint Planting Ceremony

Video here

See here for 2021-2022 Hibaku second-generation seeds availability for dispatch.

Latest Updates

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE)
The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) - September 2022

Despite the many difficulties in mailing caused by Covid-19, CAFRE has finally received seeds of Survivor Trees. With GLH team’s gratitude for the perseverance of the Hiroshima Botanic Garden, the National Botanic Gardens Dublin, and our indomitable regional hub coordinator David Dowd, senior lecturer at CAFRE. After collecting the new seeds David has now sewed them with his students of horticulture — we are told many were moved by the significance of the moment….

University College Cork Arboretum
University College Cork Arboretum - August 2022

Dr. Eoin Lettice, Focal Point for GLH at UCC, has shared a short video that the Irish national broadcaster RTE, produced recently about some of the Ginkgo biloba seeds from Hiroshima that have come to Cork. The story is well-told and the scenes, both historic clips and images of seeds today, moving.

Davidson College
Davidson College - July 2022

We have a new partner in the U.S.

Ginkgo tree and Camphor tree seeds arrived safely at Davidson College.

Some of them have already germinated, they are doing very well.

Oslo Botanical Garden
Oslo Botanical Garden - June 2022

A beautiful article about the visit of GLH partners to The Botanical Garden in Oslo in May, on the website of Natural History Museum and their newsletter.  

Små trær gir stort håp i usikker tid - Naturhistorisk museum ( (This is written in Norwegian.)

The Google translated version is as follows.

Small trees give great hope in uncertain times - Natural History Museum (

(Please note if Google translation, please note the following words:

1) From "Stortinget" to "The Norwegian Parliament" in the "Fredsfuglen trane" paragragh of original version.

2) From "Fjellhagen" to "Mountain garden" in the "Tre ulike treslag" paragragh of original version.)

Arahama Elementary School, Japan
Arahama Elementary School, Japan - April 2022

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Hiroshima Southeast (Tonan) and the Sendai Minami Rotary, a special planting ceremony was held on 16 April by the Arahama Elementary School in Sendai. The school is now conserved as part of the memorial ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. GLH co-founders Nassrine Azimi and Tomoko Watanabe as well as Master Gardener Chikara Horiguchi and Trustee Yuko Baba attended this moving event.

GLH offered two saplings of Japanese hackberry (enoki) and three saplings of Ginkgo (icchou) for planting. Around the Hiroshima saplings, yamabuki grown in Sendai were planted, following the Miyawaki Planting Method, a unique afforestation technique pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki.



Universidad Icesi
Universidad Icesi - March 2022

The Camphor seeds sent to ICESI University, Colombia, in 2012 now transformed into a gorgeous adult tree. Thanks to Dr. Vladimir Rouvinski, who keeps the network of greenery and the bonds between Colombia and Hiroshima alive.

Tiziana Volta and Partners
Tiziana Volta and Partners - March 2022

Our dedicated partner, Tiziana Volta shares the updates of the Hibaku-Jumoku second generation in Italy. Even under the difficult COVID situation, Tiziana and colleagues continue efforts to deliver the message for peace, a World without war and Violence, around Italy.

1) Maccagno (Varese), Leonardo da Vinci Secondary School, May 22nd 2021 (Gingko biloba)

2) Vicenza, Peace Park, October 2nd 2021 (Gingko biloba)

3) Parma, Bosco Spaggiari, May 21st 2021 (Gingko biloba)

4) Bologna, “Giacomo Bulgarelli” Garden, November 21st 2021 (Gingko biloba)

5) Rimini, San Salvatore Primary School, May 14th 2021 (Gingko biloba)

6) Pesaro, Miralfiore Park, November 21st 2021 (Gingko biloba)

7) Ponte San Giovanni, Pascoletti Park, November 21st 2021 (Gingko biloba)

*) During European Researchers' Night (September 24h 2021)

8) Perugia, Botanical Garden, in collaboration with WeTree (Aphananthe aspera)

9) Potenza, University of Basilicata, in collaboration with Plants for Planet (Aphananthe aspera)

10) Arcavacata di Rende (Cosenza), Calabria University-Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Plants for Planet (Aphananthe aspera)

11) Catanzaro, Magna Graecia University, in collaboration with Plants for Planet (Aphananthe aspera)

12) Reggio Calabria, Mediterraneo University, in collaboration with Plants for Planet (Aphananthe aspera)

IES BLASCO IBÁÑEZ - February 2022

We welcome our new partners in Spain, IES Blasco Ibanez, Institute of secondary education in Valencia. They have just received the Hibaku-Jumoku seeds of Japanese Hackberry and Persimmon.

Umuco Mwiza School, Rwanda
Umuco Mwiza School, Rwanda - February 2022

The persimmon sapling in Umuco Mwiza School, which was struggling to adapt to the climate, has been moved to INES University, located in an area that is cooler than Kigali.

The university has an agricultural department so the sapling will surely receive expert care.

Leiden Botanical Garden
Leiden Botanical Garden - January 2022

From Leiden University, we received four updates from GLH partner Dr. Rinny Kooi (please see accompanying images):

I    Tree in Switzerland

II   November 7 2021 Peace tree for the Peace Church

III  Tree tot Hilversum

IV December 10, 2021, Bronbeek, Arnhem