Offers The Feeling of Being One With Nature!
Botanical Garden in Ooty is the most perfect treat for eyes and soul as it encompasses purity, beauty and serenity. If you come to Ooty, you must not give a miss to this garden at any cost. You are bound to get absorbed in its colourful flowers and lush green gardens. Listen to the melodious songs of the birds resting on the trees, enjoy the mesmerizing Sun set here and get close to nature. Sprawling over an area of 22 acres, the garden was established in the year 1847 by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Initially serving the? academic purpose , the garden is now one of the hot spots of Ooty. Now people flock to this garden to spend some quiet moments with Mother Nature.
Good news for the bird's lover is that the Botanical Garden In Ooty is a home to several species of birds. Rare tree species in the garden are the Cork tree, the paper bark tree and the monkey puzzle tree. Other attractions found here are 20 million year old fossilized tree, a garden laid in an Italian style surrounding a pool, a wide variety of flowering bushes, colourful exotic and ornamental plants, a diverse array of ferns and orchids.
The garden is under the supervision of the Horticulture department of the Government of Tamil Nadu.
The garden is also famous for its wonderful 'Summer Festival' which is held annually in the month of May. It entices a lot of tourists from far and wide. The most striking feature of the festival is the 'Flower Show' wherein several rare species of plants and flowers are on display. You will forget about your preferences among flowers as all the flowers displayed in the Botanical Garden in Ooty are extremely beautiful.