The Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan will open for general public from today. It will remain open for visitors from 9.30 AM to 4 PM till 9th of next month. The gardens will, however, remain closed for visitors on Mondays on account of maintenance. The public will also be able to visit the Spiritual Garden, Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden and Musical Garden.
President Ram Nath Kovind yesterday inaugurated the annual Udyanotsav of the Mughal Gardens. Our correspondent reports the special feature of this year’s Udyanotsav is bulbs flowering plants. Ranunculus and Tulips which are in bloom since the first week of January, are expected to blossom till the last week of February. About 10,000 programmed Tulip bulbs in 8 varieties of different colours were imported from the Netherlands and have been planted in the Mughal Gardens.
Flower Carpets in magnificent designs are on display in the Central Lawn, revealing the skill and craft of the gardeners of Rashtrapati Bhavan. As in previous years, a small cactus corner forms part of the Mughal Gardens display. Visitors and plant lovers will also be able to see a Lotus pond with a cascading waterfall in the Spiritual Garden.
The entry and exit for the general public will be from Gate number 35 of the President’s Estate, close to where North Avenue meets Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Mughal Gardens will be open on 9th March exclusively for special category visitors farmers, differently abled persons, defence and paramilitary forces and Delhi Police personnel. The Tactile Garden will be open exclusively for visually impaired people on the same day.