Gift Plants Represent Admiration

The International Friendship Botanical House is in the Central Botanical Garden located at the foot of Mt Taesong in the capital city of Pyongyang.

Growing in the house are over 800 species of 3 500 plants presented to the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un by party and state leaders, prominent personages of political, social and academic circles of many countries around the world and overseas Koreans.

Among them are such beautiful and rare species of flowers and tress as Kimilsungia, Kimjongilia, Tulipa gesneriana, Freesia hybrid, magnolia denudata, clivia miniata, kolkwitzia amabilis, cycas revoluta, rudolph roehrs, citrus medica, pinus thunbergii, taxus media “Hicksii”, etc. They represent the boundless respect and reverence of the world progressives for the peerlessly great men.

The Central Botanical Garden has made achievements in the research for preserving their pure breeds and propagating and spreading them.

The DPRK has two books, “List of Gift Plants to President Kim Il Sung” and “List of Gift Plants to Chairman Kim Jong Il”. Compiled in the books are plants foreigners and overseas Koreans presented to the President and the Chairman.

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