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Behind the success of Tulip garden lies hard work of 62 gardeners, 44 casual labourers

SRINAGAR: The present bloom of tulips at South Asia’s largest Tulip garden in the foothills of Zabarwan mountains in Srinagar has taken a year of hard work done by 62 gardeners and 42 casual labourers of the floriculture department, to present a breathtaking look.

These men, however, remain the unsung heroes of the garden, as all praise the garden very few hail good work of these men who put their blood and sweat to keep the garden ready.

15 lakh tulips with 68 varieties are mesmerizing the tulips at the famous destination. Ikhlas Shayiq, In-charge the Tulip garden told that it doesn’t take a few days to plant the tulips, but a round-the-year process.

A total of 62 gardeners and 42 casual labourers have worked hard this year to come up with 15 lakh tulips with 68 varieties to mesmerize the tourists, he said.

Shayiq further stated that this year the flowers are new and the multicolour scheme has not been followed. He added that it was always a hectic procedure to ensure the tulips were in bloom, however, said that the inclement weather conditions are affecting the growth of flowers.

Whenever it rains or snows, the growth of tulips get stopped, but in the times of good temperature, the flowers grow easily, he added—(KNO)


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