Mughal Gardens in full bloom with exotic additions

Visitors throng Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens for annual public display


March 13, 2023

/ By and / New Delhi

Thousands of visitors have thronged the iconic Mughal Gardens, often portrayed as the soul of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, for the annual festival when the beautiful gardens are thrown open for public viewing. The gardens have several new exotic flowers, notably various varieties of tulips.

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The annual garden festival, held in the Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, has always evoked a warm response from tourists and residents of New Delhi as thousands visit the exotic gardens to view some of the best-kept gardens in the world with a wide variety of Indian and foreign flowers, plants and trees.

In 2023, the visitors have several new reasons to visit the gardens as they have exotic additions like 12 varieties of specially cultivated tulips and 120 varieties of roses, sprawling hyacinth, marigold, dahlias, Asiatic lilies, daffodils and other flowers. Spread over a luxurious 15-acre patch of lush greenery that also features herbal plants, decades-old bonsais and patches full of fresh blooms in myriad colours and varieties, the gardens are a sight to behold in this period when Spring is about to commence. While the 200-year old sheesham tree spanning years of heritage and stories is the centre of attraction, visitors must also explore the floral carpets, melodious musical fountains, and vertical gardens during their trip to this place of national heritage.

Seasonal flowers that come in more than 70 different types, including exotic bulbous and winter flowering plants beautify this garden of national heritage. Over 60 of the 101 varieties of just bougainvillaeas are grown in the garden. Alyssum, daisies, pansies, and other flowers are used to edge and embellish flowerbeds. The garden that covers the park is doob grass, which was initially brought from Kolkata when the Mughal Gardens were built.

With its inspiration from the Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir, the gardens around the Taj Mahal and even miniature paintings of India and Persia, the Mughal Gardens are also a peacock’s abode.  In the evenings, peacocks with their consorts can be seen leisurely moving around.



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