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Parks and Garden

There are 19 parks and gardens located in 7 districts of Tamil Nadu and are functioning under the control of TANHODA. Next to Kew garden, the world famous Government Botanical Garden is located at Ooty and is being maintained by TANHODA.

Objectives:

• Serve as study centers for the students and botanists.

• Acts as recreation centre which attracts many tourists within and outside India.

The 7 districts are as follows:

* Chennai

* Dindigul

* Kanyakumari

* Nilgiris

* Salem

* Ramnad

* Tirunelveli

Shows conducted:

• Flower Show at Govt. Botanical Garden, Ooty

• Fruit Show at Sims Park Coonoor, Ooty

• Rose Show at Govt. Rose Garden, Ooty

• Flower show at Bryant Park, Kodaikanal

• Flower Show at Yercaud, Salem

• Vegetable show at Kothagiri, Ooty

• Spice show, Gudalur, The Nilgiris

• Saral Vizha at Courtallam, Tirunelveli

• Summer festival, Yelagiri, Vellore District

• Mango Festival, Krishnagiri

• Valvil ori Vizha, Namakkal District

List of Parks and Gardens:

SI.NO District Name of the Park / Garden Year of Establishment Area (Ha) Total No. of visitors during 2018-19 Special features of the garden
1 Chennai Semmozhi Poonga, Chennai 2010 3.17 4,62,536 Butterfly garden, Rock Garden, Bonsai Garden
2 Horticulture Park Madhavaram 2018 8.50 44,126 Star Garden, Hibiscus Garden, Arboretum, Herbal Garden
3 Dindigul Bryant Park and Anna Park, Kodaikanal 1908, 2010 7.93 4,36,877 Fountain, Various tree kinds, Topiaries, flower beds, etc
4 Chettiyar Park, Kodaikanal 1980 2.02 99,783 Topiaries, Lawn, Ornamental Plants, flower beds, etc
5 Rose Garden cum Cut Flower Demonstration Model Unit, Kodaikanal 2018 4.00 15,729 Water cascade, various rose varieties,
6 Kanyakumari Eco Park, Kanayakumari 2018 6.00 1,91,462 Lawn, Bamboo, Rockery, Shrubbery, etc
7 The Nilgiris Government Botanical Garden, Ooty 1848 22.00 28,91,417 lawn, fern house, glass house, Lily pond, Rose garden, Italian garden, water cascade, Conservatory, Bog Garden, Sunken garden and beautiful flower beds
8 Government Rose Garden, Ooty 1995 14.40 10,92,373 Varieties of Roses, Arches, Bowers, Umbrellas and Fountains and ‘Nila Maadam’ stone lanterns, rockeries, etc
9 Sim’s Park, Coonoor 1969 12.14 6,39,019 Boating, Lawn, Rockery, Glass House, Ornamental plants, colourful flower beds, etc
10 Kattery Park 2011 2.00 95,266 Flower beds, Lawn, Butterfly Garden, etc
11 Tea Park at Doddabetta 2015 1.70 87,877 Lawn, Gazebo, Flower beds
12 Ramnad Genetic Heritage Garden, Achadiprambu 2015 4.00 67,435 Gazebos, Lawn, Farm pond, etc
13 Salem Lake View Park, Yercaud 1999 1.27 47,972 Fountain, Lawn, etc
14 Rose Garden at SHF, Yercaud 1975 15.14 85,461 Green House, Rose Beds, Amphitheatre, Farm Pond, Cave structure, etc
15 Genetic Heritage Garden, Yercaud 2012 10.00 74,686 Water cascade, View points, Scupltures, etc
16 Anna Park, Yercaud 1999 1.87 2,40,336 Fountain, Japanese Garden, Play area, Lawn, Glass House, etc
17 Government Botanical Garden, Yercaud-1 2010 8.10 7,875 Conservatory, Lawn, Gazebos, Flower beds, Pergolas, etc
18 Government Botanical Garden, Yercaud-2 2010 8.10 5,832 Nursery, Display area, View points, Lawn, Gazebo, Flower beds, etc
19 Tirunelveli ECO Park, Courtallam 1958 14.89 25,294 View point Tower, Eco pond, Fountain, Orchards, etc
Total 66,11,356