Blooming Glory: The Ooty Flower Show

A three-day Ooty Flower Show is ongoing since May 15th (2015) at the Government Botanical Garden. This is the 119th edition of the flower show and is showcasing national flowers from over 200 countries around the world. In case you’re free this Sunday and happen to be in Ooty, please go see the beauties in bloom since this is the last day of the 3-day flower festival.

This botanical garden is a heritage site (though not credited by UNESCO). It was built and raised in 1897 by the Marquis of Tweedale, a title given to the Peerage of Scotland. It is spread over 55 acres. The garden has rare species of trees such as the cork tree, the paper bark tree and the monkey puzzle tree. It also has a 20 million year old fossilized tree, and a vast variety of flowering bushes, and plants. The best time to visit this garden is in the months of April, May and September.

Honey Bloom. Picture Courtesy: B Balaji
Ooty Flower Show go Heritage run
The Flower Show in Botanical Garden. Picture Courtesy: Swaminathan
Picture Courtesy: Priyadarshi Choudhuri
The Lady in White Picture Courtesy: Priyadarshi Chaudhuri
Ooty flower show Swaminathan Go Heritage
Purple Dawn. Picture Courtesy: Swaminathan

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