Trees grown from Hiroshima seed bank on view at Selby Gardens

In remembrance of the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bomb falling on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, very young saplings derived from trees that survived the bombing are being ceremoniously recognized at Selby Gardens. The budding trees – camphor, holly and persimmon – are on public view throughout the month of August. “Botanical gardens bring together science and education in a variety of ways. This sowing of seeds from a time of major human conflict provides hope, and allows Selby Gardens to inspire appreciation of the natural world, which is at the core of our mission,” said Jennifer O. Rominiecki, president and CEO of Selby Gardens. The seeds came to Sarasota thanks to a religion professor at New College of Florida, a partner of Selby Gardens. Dr. Manuel Lopez-Zafra collected the seeds during his travel to Japan

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