Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Images of India - 58

A glimpse of heritage monument of India in black and white. Check other posts that will give you more details about this monument.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Government Rose Garden, Ooty

Ooty has many interesting places. One among them is the Government Rose Garden which is is the largest rose garden in India. The Rose Park was established on the slopes of the Elk Hill at Vijayanagaram in Ooty on May 1995.

The flowers are arranged in five curving terraces covering four hectares and garden is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department. Here the tropical mountain climate is the ideal climatic conditions for growing of roses. 

This garden has more than 20,000 varieties of roses of 2,800 cultivars. The collection of roses include Miniature Roses, Ramblers, Hybrid Tea Roses, Yakimour, Polyanthas, Papagena, Floribunda. The varieties of rose plants planted here were assembled from different sources around the world.

The rose garden has received the Garden of Excellence Award for being the best rose garden in south Asia, from The World Federation of Rose Societies, during May 2006, in Osaka, Japan.