The Ooty Botanical Garden, one of the largest botanical gardens in India, is an amazing place to be for nature lovers, and those who love to be around exotic and rare flora. Covering an area of almost 55 hectares, this botanical garden in Ooty lies on the foothills of the Doddabetta Peak.
The Botanical Garden Ooty offers people a chance to come face to face with a variety of flowering plants, shrubs, herbal plants, bonsai plants, fruit trees and other flora that one might not get to see in daily life. There is also a fossilized tree trunk among the other botanical garden plants that has been estimated to be almost 20 million years old. There are several separate lawns at the botanical garden Ooty, dedicated to different collections of plants. For instance, there is one dedicated solely to medical plants, and one for a ferns and flowers laid out in Italian style. The main such lawns are: Lower Garden, New Garden, The Conservatory, Italian Garden and The Nurseries. This botanical garden in Ooty Tamil Nadu is a great place for people to spend time at, wandering around and enjoying the bounties of nature. The lush greenery all around is sure to make one fall in love with the plants and flowers all around.
There is also an Ooty botanical garden flower show that is a must visit when here. It is held in the month of May, with the entire garden riotously colored with a variety of flowers. The flower show is held for two days, and is even home to a flower competition. Truly, this place is the best botanical garden in India, and warrants a visit whenever one is in Ooty.