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Weʼre raising £6,750 to fund a unique garden project in Nepal that preserves native plants, inspires local communities and protects the natural habitat

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Many plants of Nepal are in danger of disappearing for ever due to deforestation, land slides and excessive use. Nature and environmental projects are not being given the highest priority in Nepal so Garden in the Himalayas was created to preserve local flora, educate local communities and inspire young generations to protect what's around them.

Garden in the Himalayas is 5 years old and till now has been funded by the founder. Additional £750 net was raised from plant hunting expeditions and around £850 was donated by Purna's supportive clients in London. At this stage, we need more financial support to involve and benefit the local communities and make the Garden thrive.


The money raised will go towards the most urgent needs, such as securing salary for two full-time gardeners and a part-time supervisor for one year (total of £3480 ), reinforce the fencing to protect the garden from household animals (depending on the material, either untreated wood, treated is unavailable in the region) or metal net with cement post, the cost varies from £700 to £2000) . Buying fruit trees and seeds for distribution among the local communities (£500-£600) is another goal for this year. Whatever amount is left, it will be allocated towards educational materials to get the local schools involved and a plant hunting expedition to search for more native species. (Permits are granted for the Annapurna region.)

We also need gardening tools, such as a lawnmower, lopers and sheers, secateurs, pruning saws, hand trowels, forks and spades.


£10 and more will get you 7 beautiful postcards with the plants of Himalayan flora. (Please provide your address via email

£350 will give two people a two-night stay in a fantastic house called Mahakaruna, 40 minutes walk from the Garden. The views are breathtaking and the house so comfortable you'll feel like staying much longer. (Visit our website for more info, link below)

£1500 and above will take you on an unforgettable 10-day botanical trek in January/February 2019 (Please visit the website)

£2000 or above will take you on an incredible 14-day plant hunting expedition in August (Please, visit the website)

This project has great potential, please give us a hand if you can!

Visit our website to find out more

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  • P Gurung24 days ago
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    P Gurung

    24 days ago

    Dear Supporters, Many thanks for your donations with which we have managed to secure the salary for two gardeners and a part- time supervisor for 2 months. We also have bought a Fiskars garden shear and a lopper. The work continues and I'm off to Nepal for 5 weeks for the plant hunting trip and most of all to nurture the plants in the garden. Thank you again and have a wonderful summer. Purna

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  • Bundy


    Jul 26, 2018

    A fantastic project and look forward to more news on your return to London in September.


  • Maitasingh


    Jul 11, 2018


  • Karen Conoley

    Karen Conoley

    Jul 9, 2018


  • Justin & Sonia

    Justin & Sonia

    Jul 8, 2018

    What a great job you are doing Purna! Hopefully we can visit soon.


  • Szilvia Cseh

    Szilvia Cseh

    Jul 4, 2018

    Wow! This seems to be a wonderful project to support in Nepal! Thank you for the great work of preserving local and medicinal plants! 🙏🙏


  • Sabrina & Andrew

    Sabrina & Andrew

    Jul 4, 2018

    Good luck with the project.


  • Lok Gurung

    Lok Gurung

    Jul 3, 2018

    Congratulations and best wishes Purna! We all are proud of you and keep up for the fantastic work!!


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P Gurung

P Gurung

Tanchok, Nepal

I belive that nature (and human spirit) has no boundries and what is saved and nourished in one part of the world will one day benefit the whole Mother Earth. I was born in Nepal and for the last 18 years have lived and worked in London. I'm a gardener and horticultist.

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