The Central Botanical Garden at the foot of Mt Taesong in Pyongyang, the capital of the DPRK, is not only a base for scientific research and education but also a cultural and recreation ground visited by many people.
President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il chose the site of the Central Botanical Garden, sent rare plants such as Metasequoia glyptostroboides they had grown at their residence, books for scientific research, vehicles and equipment to it and took a series of other measures to build it as a world-class botanical garden.
The Central Botanical Garden sprawls over several hundred hectares including the International Friendship Botanical House, botanical museum, district of plant forms, research institute and others. It has its branches and experiment stations in provinces and several other places.
In the International Friendship Botanical House grow more than 3,500 gift plants in over 830 species such as Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia, which reflect the profound reverence of the world people for the great leaders, and the botanical museum preserves hundreds of tropical and subtropical plants of more than 200 species including palm trees and bananas.
After looking round the garden in which all kinds of plants across the country are growing, divided in good order according to species including the ginkgo tree, black walnut tree and Eucommia uimoides sections, visitors feel as if they travelled the whole country.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un saw to it that the Central Botanical Garden was wonderfully renovated and stepped up the research on botanical resources of the country and the programme to widely spread trees of good species.
The forest of the Central Botanical Garden grows thicker, telling the history of love and world of patriotism of the peerlessly great men.