Srinagar to have Japanese Cherry Blossom theme garden



Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, would soon have a splendid Cherry Theme Garden on the pattern of Japanese Sakura.

This was revealed during a virtual meeting of officers of Floriculture Department of IIOJK with the Japanese authorities and Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

The meeting had elaborate deliberation on various issues regarding the project like procurement of planting material from Japan and technical guidance.

Cherry Theme Garden’ is a Rs 10 crore project, an extension plan for Tulip Garden, Srinagar, to make it more attractive and magnificent for the visitors.

Highlighting the project, Commissioner Secretary Floriculture, Skeikh Fayaz Ahmad, said there will be requirement of about 2500 cherry trees in the first instance and certain varieties have been identified that will suit the place. He said the department will be preferably exporting plants in a phased manner to ascertain the behaviour of the plants and later go for expansion.

He also maintained that a 3-member team of officers will visit Japan to get a firsthand experience of the plants and will make sure the best plant material is exported for the Cherry Theme Garden in Srinagar. —KMS