Monday, April 21, 2014

Government Rose Garden, Ooty

Ooty has many interesting places. One among them is the Government Rose Garden which is is the largest rose garden in India. The Rose Park was established on the slopes of the Elk Hill at Vijayanagaram in Ooty on May 1995.



The flowers are arranged in five curving terraces covering four hectares and garden is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department. Here the tropical mountain climate is the ideal climatic conditions for growing of roses. 



This garden has more than 20,000 varieties of roses of 2,800 cultivars. The collection of roses include Miniature Roses, Ramblers, Hybrid Tea Roses, Yakimour, Polyanthas, Papagena, Floribunda. The varieties of rose plants planted here were assembled from different sources around the world.



The rose garden has received the Garden of Excellence Award for being the best rose garden in south Asia, from The World Federation of Rose Societies, during May 2006, in Osaka, Japan.

42 comments:

Cloudia said...

Lovely, Friend



Aloha

Alexa T said...

Beautiful! So many roses and such lovely aspects! All the best!

Angie said...

I bet the smell is amazing!

Jeevan said...

Beautiful photos and richness of roses! I haven’t visited the rose garden in ooty, but I am sure to admire it next time.

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Spectacular sight Rajesh, can only imagine the perfume from so many amassed roses.

Lina Gustina said...

Stunning roses!
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Gillena Cox said...

Very lovely, thanks for sharing

Much love...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, such a beautiful garden and exquisite flowers/colors! Terrific captures as always, Rajesh! Thanks for sharing the beauty!!

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, how BEAUTIFUL the rose garden is♡♡♡ I was born in the same year of the garden p;)
And so hapy to read that it was awarded by The World Federation of Rose Societies from Osaka!

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Al said...

That's a lot of lovely roses.

ladyfi said...

How gorgeous! Looks very popular.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, I love these wonderful flowers!

Ramona said...

What a lovely place to visit. I love roses!! <3

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Red roofs and red flowers for Ruby Tuesday Too! Thank you!

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Carver said...

That's a gorgeous rose garden.

ellen b. said...

Looks like this is a very popular place to visit.

George said...

What a beautiful rose garden. I would love to wander through it and enjoy each and every variety.

islandwonder said...

Those flowers are very pretty. What a beautiful place.

Susan Moore said...

Love the rose gardens! I had to look up Ooty on google maps - had never heard of the place - looks beautiful!

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful garden and flowers.

Leslie: said...

Outstanding! Gorgeous roses and beautiful place.

Leslie
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Marcy said...

Amazing garden! very beautiful place.

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Jane Hards Photography said...

Beautiful colours

Roger Owen Green said...

the outfits are as colorful as the garden!

RNSANE said...

What an incredible place. I'd love to see it. Though I know many roses have no scent, there must have been many varieties that smelled wonderfully.

My favorite garden, thus far, has been Butchart Gardens, near Victoria, British Columbia. I always enjoy the roses in bloom but it is wonderful any time of year.

My Ruby Tuesday Too is of an Indian musician. Rajesh, look at it...I was thinking the instrument is a sitar but it might be something else. You would probably know.

Photo Cache said...

every major city should have a rose garden. i love them.

frankly my dear

AmitAag said...

Hey Rajesh! Not just an O post but a double O post;)...Ooty! Loved it:)

K V V S MURTHY said...

Min blowing flower tales...!

Agni said...

Pretty flowers!

Karen said...

A wonderful garden, beautiful photos.

Carole M. said...

...I bet there was a delightful perfume as you walked around the gardens too....

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wow, the garden must be an amazing place to visit.

Laura said...

So beautiful!

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful roses :)

Lancelot Quadras said...

GOOD ONE.. LIKED IT..

janiceadcock said...

Beautiful gardens, good capture.

footlooseforever.com said...

Beautiful! What a variety of roses. Ooty is on my 'wishlist' for South India travel. Thanks for sharing!

Yogi Saraswat said...

Beautiful

Saibaba SV said...

Beautiful pictures of flowers. I have no opportunity to visit Ooty so far.

jneog said...

Beautiful Garden.

madhu Malladi said...

Beautiful