Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   India's COVID-19 caseload nears 95-lakh mark with 36604 new infections | Senior doctor ignored, junior becomes Principal GMC Jammu | BJP ‘double-minded’ to act against ‘potential’ rebels | Several PMGSY projects hang in balance as release of funds delayed | Now demand for details of funds collected for Rasana victim gains momentum ! | Washed away in 2014 Digwar bridge still awaits reconstruction | People accuses doctor of abandoning patients for sake of private practice | Govt schools go smart in Srinagar, remain ‘dull’ in Jammu! | COVID-19 recovery rate in JK reaches 94% as 503 more patients get discharged; 454 new cases, eight fresh deaths | Fire extinguishers pose threat to lives at MCH Anantnag | Show Some Respect | Progress of Education in India | Black deeds under ‘Roshni’-B | Munish Gupta asks government to solve problems of people of Sector A Shastri Nagar | Advisor Baseer Khan reviews PMAY (G), MGNREGA, Panchayat Ghars | Pvt Schools indulging in organized loot, Govt unconcerned: Parents Association | Election Commission will take final call on assembly polls in J-K: Sharma | Army gears up to fight ‘weather blues’ on Mughal Road | Shehla 'episode' proof of youth playing in hands of anti-nationals: Kavinder | Cabinet Secy reviews arrangements for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in J&K | BJP will not tolerate Pakistan''s policy of bloodshed in J-K: Raina | PDP, NC fighting against each other in triangular contest | CS chairs maiden meeting of UT Steering Committee ON COVID Vaccination | Implementation of Central scheme of financing facility under AFI | ACB files charge-sheet against then DSWO Kupwara, ors in illegal appointment case | 2nd phase of DDC election register around 49% of voter turnout in J&K | 69.66% polls recorded in Bandipora for second phase of DDC elections | Only one-way traffic on Leh, Kashmir highways; Mughal road shut | Tarigami moves SC challenging MHA order on land purchase | People in Kashmir angry after abrogation of Article 370, claims Soz | BJP hopeful of thumping victory in Chenani-Kud constituency | Corporator Ritu Choudhary inaugurates drain, tiles work | People craving to see change through DDC polls: Raman Suri | DDC Poll results to decide fate of Jammuites: TMF | Bhim Singh appoints Saddam as Gen Secy | Court rejects bail in NDPS Act | National Sikh Font expresses gratitude for Guru Nanak Dev Chair | YCET concludes Induction Programme | Pathseekers celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji birth anniversary | Srishti represents India at 6th BRICS Youth Summit | Omma Productions launches short Dogri musical film | Mayor kick starts development work in Janipur area | CCA office organises Pensioners Camp | Educational institutions observe “World AIDS Day” | Nat Manch performs nukkad natak on World AIDS Day | Shiksha Niketan organizes online Fancy Dress competition | JU organizes webinar on topic "Gulzar Ki Treweni" | Sri Sri Ravi Shankar calls for more research on AYUSH medicine for COVID-19 | GDC Ramgarh organises "Manodarpan" | GDC Vijaypur organizes online poster making, slogan writing competition | Army to hold recruitment rally for 10 Jammu distts in Feb-March | Power shut down | Attention GP Fund Subscribers of Jammu District | Back Issues  
news details
'Royal' Roses, Jammu Tulips and Air-Purifying Plants: Mughal Gardens to Open from Tomorrow
2/4/2020 11:08:40 AM
New Delhi: Exotic flowers, lush grass, and garden-wonders amidst the quaint surrounding of the President's Estate — the 'Mughal Garden' is set to return in the capital on February 5 this year, according to P N Joshi, Superintendent, President's Gardens.

Long rows of dark pink "Modern Art" roses, juxtaposed with patches of daisies, tulips and lilies mark the onset of spring, ahead of the annual "Udyanotsav" at the historical Mughal Gardens. Over 10,000 tulip bulbs, 138 types of roses and 70 different kinds of 5,000 seasonal flowers will welcome visitors to the garden.

Save Mondays, the gardens will be open from 10 am to 4 pm till March 8. However, the garden will be opened exclusively for farmers, people with disabilities, defence, para-military, and Delhi police personnel on March 11 from 10 am to 4 pm.

On regular days, the entry and exit to the event will be from Gate No. 35. On March 11, Gate no. 12 — situated on Church Road — will be the exit and entry point for visitors.

What are the 'rosey' highlights of the show? The garden is all set to display the 'Grace de Monaco' rose, planted by Prince Albert II of Monaco last year. A variety of roses named after eminent people -- former president Pranab Mukherjee; Mother Teresa; former US president John F Kennedy; Queen Elizabeth and former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru -- will also turn the fragrant exhibit epic. Uncanny and unconventionally named roses such as 'Christian Dior', 'American Heritage', 'First Prize', 'Kiss of Fire' and 'Double Delight' will complement rarities such as the 'Green Rose' with its thin and long green petals, 'Oklahoma' and 'Bonne Nuit' with their almost black texture, and 'Blue Moon' and 'Lady X' with their blue hues.

A variety of bulbous flowers — 'Narcissus', 'Dahlia', 'Sparaxis', 'Ranunculus', 'Hyacianth' and 'Asiatic Lily will also be seen at the gardens. The distinguished teacup-shaped tulip 'Jammu Pink tulip', with its white-edged pink petals will also be exhibited.

Mughal Gardens saw 5.18 lakh visitors last year and has received 3 to 6 lakh visitors every year, since 2003. "The large number of visitors also pose some issues when they don't adhere to guidance and let their children pluck flowers or create disturbance for others," said Joshi.

"There will be security, barricades where necessary and our garden staff will keep an eye on anyone ruining the plants," he added.

The history of the pristine exhibit goes way back; inspired by the Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir, it was designed by Edwin Lutyens and includes many elements of British Garden Art. Covered by "doob" grass, which was originally brought from the Belvedere Estate, Kolkata, the lawn is abundantly covered by shade of neatly trimmed trees like Moulsari, Cypress and China Orange.

The visitors will be able to access all three parts of the garden -- rectangular, long and circular -- apart from the spiritual garden, herbal garden and bonsai garden. On their visit to the Mughal Gardens, people can also view the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum, which houses archival photos and drawings of the garden.

The dominant colour scheme of this year's ornamental flowers is white, yellow, red and orange. Like previous years, a small beautified cactus corner with interesting varieties of cactus and succulents has been landscaped, and air-purifying plants have also been showcased in the garden.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center