Imperial Tobacco Created Plant Exhibition in Kyiv Botanical Garden

Imperial Tobacco Created Plant Exhibition in Kyiv Botanical Garden

On October 25, 2011 a new plant exhibition, Stream of Roses, opened in the National Botanical Garden named after M.M. Hryshko of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine with the support of Imperial Tobacco and the Association of Philanthropists of Ukraine. The exhibition became part of a landscape ensemble together with a rose garden, a mountain garden, and a topiary art section.

Offering assistance to the Botanical Garden is part of the company’s social work within the framework of the program called Kyiv is Our City. The project was launched to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Kyiv Tobacco Plant and is aimed at facilitating preservation of historical and cultural heritage, landmarks and internationally known sites of the capital.

The Stream of Roses exhibition contains unique ground-covering roses with their flowering time from May to November. The company bought these flowers for the Botanical Garden and its employees helped plant them in the Garden.

600 rosebushes and 160 juniper bushes were planted to create the exhibition, whose total cost exceeded 200 thousand hryvnias. 

Natalia Zaimenko, Director of the National Botanical Garden named after M.M. Hryshko: “It is vital for a botanical garden to be constantly renovated, to open new plant exhibitions, since it not only decorates the city and the country but also serves as a center of ecological education and thinking. The Botanical Garden is planning many interesting projects but we can implement them only with the help of our philanthropic friends.”

Eugene Walsh, General Manager of Imperial Tobacco Ukraine: “Our factory is based in Kyiv, and we carry out our business here in Ukraine. Thus, the development of the city and local community is an important component of our socially responsible business. We are happy that we were able to take part and assist in the development of the National Botanical Garden named after M.M. Hryshko in Kyiv.” 

Oleksandr Maksymchuk, President of the Association of Philanthropists of Ukraine: “Through the joint effort, public and charity organizations together with powerful companies can provide great assistance to those institutions that for some reason do not receive adequate support from the state. Joint charitable activities of the Association and Imperial Tobacco aimed at supporting the National Botanical Garden is a perfect example of such consolidation, since only together are we able to support our cultural and social sphere.”

The employees of Imperial Tobacco have taken part in planting the roses and juniper in botanic garden.