Mughal Garden open for Visitors

February 18th, 2011  |  Published in General Awareness

Although there are occasions where flowers have unique meaning and evolve nice feelings (Valentine’s day being of the most preferable day for flowers), but no matter what flowers will still be on the minds of Delhi-ites. With the onset of spring season, the Mughal Gardens opened for the visitors a few days ago and the Garden Tourism Festival started on 18February,2011 at the Garden of Five Senses.

The 24th Edition of the festival with Herbs of Happiness as its theme will have a large variety of plants and flowers on display as well as for sale. Few attractions this year, are exclusive Bonsai display, daily cultural programme and magic show.  The festival was start in 2004 with the sole intention that will allow everyone to be closer to nature.

The three-day long festival will host on-the-spot painting competitions for children. Also it’s great place to meet flower enthusiasts and gather a few useful tips regarding gardening. Among other things on display, will be garden accessories and hanging baskets.

This time of the year sees most botanical gardens of the city blooming with colorful flowers. The historic Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhawan were thrown open to Visitors on February 15,2011. Called the Rashtrapati Bhawan Udyanotsav, the month-long festival offers a wide variety of flowers like roses, tulips and double pansies. The visitors can also take home a variety of souvenirs and gifts from the curio shop being setup for the first time, this year.

Another special attraction is a Vertical Garden (a green/floral wall) and a Bonsai Garden with 200 plants and a Cactus Corner. Besides, vegetables grown in the President’s Gardens will also be on display.

Things to NOTE

Garden Tourism Festival

Dates: February 18-20

Location: Garden of Five Senses, Said-Ul0Ajaib M.B. Road (south of Saket)

Entry Ticket: Adult – Rs 20, Child – Rs 10

Timings: 11am to 8pm

Attractions: Garden accessories and hanging flower baskets on sale

Rashtrapati Bhavan Udyanotsav

Dates: February 15 – March 16(closed on Mondays)

Location: Mughal Garden, Rashtrapati Bhavan

Entry Ticket: Free

Timings: 10am to 5pm (Entry from Gate no. 35)

Attraction: A green and floral wall – the Vertical Garden


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