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.


  1. Another wonderful, fascinating post and superb captures!! I do love the colorful flowers! Such a lovely garden! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty of your world! Have a great week!

  2. the flowers are beautiful. the Toda dwelling is interesting...i wonder what materials they use aside from wood.

  3. Thanks for sharing this lovely garden. It shares a lot of history. the dwell and shawls are pretty. I wish you a happy week ahead.

  4. What gorgeous gardens!

  5. Beautiful garden and an interesting history.

  6. Beautiful garden and flowers going with an interesting story! A botanical garden is my favorite place which never disappoints me no matter what time I go!
    Have a great week.

  7. The flowers are so lovely. O like that the dwelling has been converted into a shop. Lots of charm!

  8. Ooty must be very beautiful place!