Delhi: Mughal Garden will open doors to the public from February 5 while fresh flowers bloom

NEW DELHI: Long rows of pink roses juxtaposed with white and full-bodied Ice Berg, patches of daisies, tulips and lilies mark the beginning of spring before the annual in the historic Mughal Gardens.

The iconic garden in the heart of the city will open to the public from February 5, Superintendent President's Gardens announced Sunday.

More than 10,000 tulip bulbs, 138 types of roses and 70 different types of approximately 5,000 seasonal flowers will welcome visitors to the garden.

Known for its varieties of exotic and rare roses, this year the garden boasts of the Grace of Monaco rose, which was planted by Prince Albert II of Monaco last year.

Part of the fragrant display is a variety of roses named after eminent people, including former President Pranab Mukherjee, Mother Teresa, former United States President John F. Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth and the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

In addition to the roses that commemorate renowned personalities, there will be roses with unconventional names such as Christian Dior, American Heritage, First Prize, Kiss of Fire and Double Delight.

Visitors can also see some of the very rare types of roses such as Green Rose with thin and long green petals, Oklahoma and Bonne Nuit with its almost black texture, and Blue Moon and Lady X. with a blue tone defined for them.

The garden is also covered by a variety of bulbous flowers such as Narcissus, Dahlia, Sparaxis, Ranunculus, Hyacinth and Asian Lily.

Teacup-shaped tulips are another attraction in the Mughal gardens, especially the Jammu Pink tulip, which stands out low but is distinguished by its rich pink petals with white borders, which gives it a bright texture.

Mughal Gardens received 5.18 lakh visitors last year and have received 3-6 lakh visitors each year since 2003.

The large number of visitors also raises some problems when they do not adhere to the orientation and let their children pick flowers or disturb others, Joshi told PTI.

There will be security, barricades where necessary and our gardening staff will monitor anyone who ruins the plants. It is a difficult task to maintain the garden if we do not take care of ourselves, it takes a long time to bring it to its original state. way, he added.

Inspired by the Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir, the garden around the Taj Mahal, as well as Persian and Indian miniature paintings, the Mughal Gardens were designed by Edwin Lutyens and include many elements of British garden art.

Covered by doob grass, which was originally brought from Belvedere Estate, Kolkata, the grass is abundantly covered by the shade of carefully trimmed trees such as Moulsari, Cypress and China Orange.

Visitors will be able to access all three parts of the garden: rectangular, long and circular, apart from the spiritual garden, the herb garden and the bonsai garden.

On their visit to the Mughal gardens, people can also see the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum, which houses archive photos and drawings of the garden.

The gardens will remain open from 10 am to 4 pm throughout the week, except Mondays, until March 8.

However, the garden will open exclusively for farmers, people with different abilities, defense, paramilitary forces and Delhi police personnel.