President Bidya Devi Bhandari today inaugurated a new Biodiversity Education Garden inside Godavari’s National Botanical Garden. The inauguration makes up part of the celebrations to mark 200 years of diplomatic relations between Britain and Nepal.
The Biodiversity Education Garden was established in 2016 through collaboration between Nepal’s National Botanical Garden and the UK’s Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and has been supported by the British Embassy in Nepal.
According to a press release issued by the British Embassy Kathmandu, the Garden tells the story of 25 plants that have been selected to represent the three main climatic zones in Nepal. The Garden shall educate over 100,000 students each year on the importance of plant biodiversity, climate change and conservation.
President said, “I am confident that the establishment of the Garden would play a big role in confronting the negative impact of climate change and concentrating on nature conservation and protection.”
British Ambassador, Richard Morris, said: “It is great to see the Biodiversity Education Garden open, as one part of the celebrations of the bicentenary between the UK and Nepal. It is particularly good that the garden will engage so many young people – given around 100,000 visit each year.“