The largest tulip garden in Asia prepares to display 74 varieties – Republic of the World
Srinagar: The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, which holds the distinction of being the largest in Asia, is set to display a dazzling display of 1.7 million tulip bulbs, including six new varieties imported from the Netherlands. The park has surpassed last year’s display and now boasts an impressive collection of 74 species, promising stunning views for visitors.
With an aim to surpass the previous record of 3.65 lakh steps, the management is working hard to make the park more attractive than ever. Visitors can expect a charming variety of tulips, enhancing the appeal of this botanical haven.
A dedicated team of 500 gardeners and staff work tirelessly day and night, with a meticulous six-month preparation process leading up to the public opening. Advanced planning ensures that every aspect of the garden is meticulously arranged to create a captivating experience.
“In the tulip garden, every bulb we plant is a promise of joy. It’s not just about the flowers, it’s about putting a smile on the faces of those who visit,” said Abdullah, a gardener.
“We make boxes from greenhouses, ensuring that tulips bloom inside them so that visitors are surrounded by vibrant blooms upon opening. These boxes also adorn the main gate, enhancing the welcoming atmosphere. With meticulous effort, we have prepared around 3,000 flower pots to delight our visitors. There is magic In the soil, he added: “We plant dreams, and with every flower, those dreams blossom into a scene of beauty.”
As part of the Tulip Garden expansion, the near completion of the adjacent “Sakura Garden” represents an important addition. The concerned administration has designed vast green spaces on approximately 50 canals of land, which enhances the visitor’s experience inside the park. This expansion promises to provide an enthralling experience to tourists as they enjoy the beauty of the park.
Located in the foothills of the Zabaruan Mountain range and spread over an area of 30 hectares, the park is designed in the form of terraces with seven terraces offering a general view of Dal Lake. The necessary civil works have already been completed, and about 80 people, including temporary workers and permanent gardeners, are diligently taking care of the park’s needs.
The department expects to complete the planting process in a timely manner. “We started planting tulip bulbs last month and we did so without any obstacles thanks to the favorable weather conditions.” One of the officials supervising the work said: “We were able to complete the work on schedule.”
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is expected to open to the public any time after March 20 next year, depending on the temperature.
This enchanting tulip sanctuary was awarded a coveted place in the World Book of Records in London in April, and is known as the most beautiful and largest in Asia. Over the past few years, the Tulip Garden has become an attraction for tourists around the world, with the number of visitors reaching a record high of 3.65 lakh visitors this year alone.
As the tulips get ready to bloom amidst a riot of colours, the tulip garden in Srinagar is all set to enthrall visitors with its breathtaking beauty, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and tourists alike.
The park was established in 2008 by the then Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad, to attract an increasing number of tourists to the valley during the spring season.
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