U Thant was an early advocate for environmental protection, the preservation of wildlife and biodiversity, and the safeguarding of Earth’s finite resources. To honor U Thant’s work on the environment we are starting work to transform the garden into an experiential learning landscape about Myanmar’s biodiversity and environmental challenges.
Our aspiration is for the garden to:
• Be a peaceful and beautiful oasis for visitors to enjoy and for Myanmar people
to take pride in.
• Serve as a mini-botanical garden with plants native to Myanmar and that incorporates
signs, artistry and programs designed to teach a range of visitors
about the country’s unique biodiversity.
• Showcase good household waste management practice with effective composting
methods and re-use of fertile soil. Visitors will be able to go on ‘Garden
Safaris’ and a ‘Green Thumbs Lab’ will introduce kids to the exciting world
of kitchen garden biology and plant nursing.
• Inspire action in people’s daily lives to safeguarding our natural resources.
To raise funds, sponsorship packages will be offered for families, schools and companies
to ‘adopt’ a tree or a section of the garde.