New Delhi: An exquisite combination of flora
and fauna, offering multiples hues in the backdrop of
soothing green, will be open for public viewing at the
famous Mughal Gardens in the Rashtrapati Bhavan from Tuesday.
Except for Mondays, on account of maintenance, the
gardens will be open on all days from 10 am to 5 pm from
February 15 to March 16.
No entry will be allowed in the lawns after 4 pm.
Visitors will not be permitted to carry water bottles,
briefcases, handbags, purses, umbrella, cameras, radios, cell
phones, arms and ammunition and eatables for security reasons.
The gardens, spread over 15 acres in the Presidential
House complex, have flowers like roses, lilies and tulips,
while lotus-shaped fountains and blue water canals add to the
The main garden has two big lawns. The central one is a
square with each side being 45 metres and the east lawn is
adjacent to the building, oblong in shape and about
three-fourth the size of central lawn.
Two channels running from north to south and two running
from east to west divide this garden into a grid of squares.
There are six lotus-shaped fountains at the crossings of
these channels. The garden derives its evergreen texture from
moulsri, cypress and china orange trees, rose shrubs and a
variety of climbers.
The Mughal Gardens also have a segment on medicinal and
herbal plants and a biodiversity park.