Garden Helps Young Artists Flourish

Garden of Peace & Hope, Afghanistan


What a great year-end for the Garden of Peace and Hope with four exhibitions!  One featured live music, theater, and paintings from four young artists (boys and girls). It attracted many visitors. Our exhibitions have been very impressive, most of the paintings reflected the peace message for youth and others. The minister who attended the programme recognised that the Garden of Peace and Hope is a great help to young artists, launching them to have exhibitions at the National Gallery.  


The gardener covered all pools with plastic for more protection from the freezing weather and we removed all fountain pumps for the winter. This week it snowed 40 centimeters (more than 1 foot) and we are all hopeful that the snowpack will provide abundant water this year and that it will be a great for agriculture.  The whole country will be much greener and it will be a magnificent year for the Garden!  


In 2019, we had problems with water because the well at the Garden ran dry and we have been using water from the National Gallery’s well.  In recent years, there have been water problems for all the people in Kabul. 


Thank you!



GHNI Director of the Garden of Peace & Hope

*For purposes of safety and wellbeing, “Karem” is a pseudonym for the individual involved in this project.