QBG marks Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee with tree-planting ceremony

Gulf Times
January 30, 2022

The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), the first garden in the world to exhibit all the plant species mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, Hadith and Sunnah, has presented an Umbrella Thorn tree (as-Samra) to the British embassy in Qatar to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee this year.

The tree was planted in the British ambassador’s residence gardens by the Countess of Wessex in the presence of Jon Wilks, the British ambassador, and Fatima al-Khulaifi, QBG director. This was also in support of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique initiative created to mark her Platinum Jubilee in 2022, which invites people to plant a tree for the Jubilee. The Countess visited Qatar earlier this year, as global ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

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