Government Botanical Garden


William Graham McIvor was the architect of this large garden. This garden on the lower slopes Doddabetta was laid out in 1848, in an area spreading to 22 hectares ascending the slopes on the hill at an elevation of 2400 – 2500 meter above sea level. The gardens were established by European residents for the purpose of supplying vegetables at a reasonable cost too.Well maintained lush green lawns , exotic and rare species of flora are special features of the park: The Cork treewhich is probably the only one of its kind in India; the paper bark tree, monkey puzzle tree, and a 20 million year old fossilized tree are prime attractions of this garden.   A Flower Show along with an exhibition of rare plant species is being held every year in the month of May at this Garden. This garden is maintained by Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department.