Botanical Garden ooty
Ooty botanical gardens is a splendid sight for the visitors, it’s a government organized botanical garden in Udhagamandalam, near Coimbatore. The garden is sprawled across 22 hectares of land and divided into several sections according to the comfort of visitors. Get an endearing sight of colorful flowers from the moment you get into the garden. More than 160 years, foreigners and locals have visited this spectacular lush-green garden, which comprises a variety of flowers, ferns, and orchids.
Have a look at the layout of Ooty botanical gardens,
Lower garden – the lower garden has a lush spread of Kikiyu grass embellished with over 125 fern species along the road leading to Raj Bhavan. A carpet-bed design of Indian Union is laid out with assorted plants and fossil trunk; it’s a 20 million old creation, erected on a platform. The plant-filled map is a special attraction among tourists. Some of the tree varieties in lower garden include Cedrus deodara, Hymnosporum flavum, Araucaria bidwillii, Eucalyptus maculate, Quercus grilffithi, Cordylline australlis, Cupressus funebrils, and Cupressus macrocarpa.
Italian Garden – Italian garden was laid out by the Italian prisoners after the World War I. There are plenty of trees typically laid out in Italian Fashion, where the flower beds surround the central octagonal bystand. The Italian garden has a crescent shaped lake that gives way to lotus and other aquatic plants. Cosmos, Pansy, Phlox, Zinnia, and few perennial flowers are the latest attraction.
Flower is an alluring event that takes place every year in the month of May. The flower show exhibits a variety of plants species and flowers. It’s a great sight to behold for tourists from all over the world. It’s a two days celebration where the entire garden is decorated with special floral arrangements, Japanese decorations, Indian flowers, vegetable carvings and flower rangolis.