Welcome to my ecological garden in the tropics. Hope you find peace and tranquility here.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Ooty Botanical Gardens
The Government Botanical Gardens at Ooty was established in 1847 by the Marquis of Tweedale. At first vegetables were grown here for the consumption of the Europeans who lived in Ooty. Later, a garden expert called William McIvor was brought here . He stayed for ten years and converted the slopes of Doddabetta hill into beautiful garden filled with temperate and tropical plants.
During World War I, Italian prisoners of War stationed here made a beautiful Italian garden full of flowers.
An intriguing pathway leads to the Raj Bhavan.
Magnolia trees were full of flowers last week.
This is a Toda dwelling converted into a shop for selling handmade shawls and medicinal herbs and oils. Todas are the original inhabitants of Ooty.
My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday where you can see many interesting pictures and articles.