Seedlings of old almond and apple trees specially brought from Italy have been planted in Tbilisi Botanical Garden in memory of Italian poet and screenwriter Tonino Guerra.
The new alley, like the fruit garden created by Tonino Guerra in his native city of Pennabilli, was called the Forgotten Fruit Alley.
Ambassador of Italy to Georgia, Enrico Valvo also took part in the ceremony. Photo: The Embassy of Italy in Georgia.
Tonino Guerra’s wife Lora Guerra donated the seedlings to the Tbilisi Botanical Garden.
Other Italian and local tree species will be added to the alley in the future.
The Avenue of forgotten fruits has been inaugurated in Tbilisi’s Botanical Garden in memory of ???????? poet and screenwriter Tonino Guerra, in the presence of the Ambassador Enrico Valvo, Deputy Major Andria Basilaia and Tonino Guerra Foundation. Find out more: https://t.co/JQrfbloVd9 pic.twitter.com/ta41fkZXwx— Italy in Georgia (@ItalyinGeorgia) November 15, 2020
The ceremony was organised by the Tonino Guerra Foundation, the Embassy of Italy to Georgia and Tbilisi City Hall.
Rare fruit seedlings will be planted in the alley in the future in honour of famous persons. Photo: Tbilisi City Hall.
In his home city of Pennabilli, Tonino Guerra created the Forgotten Fruit Garden, where he planted different varieties of forgotten plants. Each plant is named after various artists.
The small garden immediately became the centre of public attention because of its idea.
The forgotten varieties of the plants indicate the eternity of culture and art, emphasise the importance of the historical memory of mankind, and represent the leading role of modern society in the protection of flora and fauna.