Government Botanical Garden, The Nilgiris District

4.0
#1 of 261 in Parks in Tamil Nadu
Stroll the slopes and terraces of Government Botanical Garden, and enjoy the extensive collection of both local and exotic plants and trees. Established in 1848, the gardens sprawl across the hillocks of Doddabetta Mountain and thrive in the high-altitude area’s temperate climate. Roam the peaceful, well manicured trails and admire more than 650 different species of trees, ferns, and colorful flowers. See the only cork tree in India, as well as the rare monkey puzzle and paperbark trees. Put Government Botanical Garden and other Ooty (Udhagamandalam) attractions into our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) visit planning site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Not very expensive -50 rupees, but a botanical garden of very high quality, first started in 1848. Unlike many gardens we’ve seen in other parts of the world, they seem able to employ plenty of staff....  more »
  • Nice to have visit along with lush green gardens, flowers and landscaping. Can see various types of flowers. specially decorated in different areas.  more »
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  • A beautifully designed and developed garden with plenty of flowers and trees. The whole place is well organized into various sections. The flowers are fully blossomed at this part of the season making the whole place so colorful. The tall trees, green lawns, flowering plants etc brings up the whole place. The variety of flowers, trees is good. The whole experience is wonderful amongst green and natural environment.
  • Located in the city itself, it is one of the major attractions. It is set on hills at different levels. On entering the garden itself you can start feeling the freshness in the air due to the abundance of green and at the gate itself, you are greeted by a small patch of bushes of colorful plants. Coming to the entire garden, it has various sub-sections such as the Japanese garden, glasshouse where you would find plants with colorful flowers such as hydrangeas, Italian Garden which in itself is huge, Foliage garden again a garden having a variety of colorful flowers and plants. Apart from this, there is also a big map of India created inside the garden just using bushes with different colored leaves which looks pretty amazing. All in all the place is amazing, peaceful and serene. The best part you can see is how clean the place is and how the serenity of nature is enhanced with all the cleanliness and maintenance.
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