(MENAFN - The Peninsula)
Doha: The Quranic Botanic Garden (QBG), the first garden in the world to exhibit all plant species mentioned in the Holy Qur'an, Hadith, and Sunnah, was paid a special visit by H E Foday Malang, Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to Qatar, recently.
Ambassador Foday Malang personally delivered 10 seedlings of his country's national tree, gmelina arborea, exclusively brought in from the Republic of Gambia to be planted at QBG in an upcoming event that forms part of QBG's Ghars campaign.
The seedlings are currently being stored at QBG's conservation center in preparation for the ceremony, and they will be planted by his wife, Madame Ambassador S. W. Ndow, at QBG's African Women's Diplomatic Garden. Currently, the garden incorporates a variety of trees from 10 African countries.
Ambassador Malang was given a tour of QBG's facilities, including the seed bank, herbarium, botanical museum collection, germination laboratories, and plant nurseries.
The Gambian Embassy in Qatar said that the Ambassador himself was trained and worked in the plant sciences and left the facility impressed with the setup, processes, and motivation of the QBG team, expressing his appreciation for QBG's efforts in preserving the environment and conserving Arab and Islamic heritage.
A number of embassies around the country have also recognized the important role that QBG plays in environmental conservation and restoration, taking an active part in QBG's Ghars tree-planting campaign and other activities.
These include the embassies of the UK, Russia, Turkey and India. In addition, Mali, Djibouti, South Africa, and Senegal, are among the countries that, earlier last year, helped launch QBG's African Women's Diplomatic Garden – a first in the country, in celebration of Qatar Environment Day.
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