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Rock Garden Chandigarh
Rock Garden Chandigarh in Chandigarh

Rock Garden Chandigarh:The Rock Garden Chandigarh or Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a Sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, which, after its founder Nek Chand, also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Currently it is spread over an area of forty-acres (160,000 m²), which is completely built of industrial & home waste and thrown-away items.

The Rock Garden Chandigarh project was secretly initiated by Nek Chand around 1957. In 1975, it was discovered by the authorities. The authorities took over, and the garden was inaugurated as a public space in 1976. It is presently run by the Rock Garden Chandigarh Society.

Nek Chand Saini is an Indian self-taught artist, famous for building the Rock Garden Chandigarh, a forty-acre (160,000 m²) sculpture garden in the Chandigarh city. in 1947 during the Partition of India, his family moved to Chandigarh. At the time, the city was being redesigned as a modern utopia by the Swiss/French architect Le Corbusier. It was to be the first planned city in India, and Chand found work there as a roads inspector for the Public Works Department in 1951.
Still, the Rock Garden Chandigarh is made out of recycled materials. Near Sukhna Lake it is situated. It consists of man-made interlinked waterfalls and many other sculptures that have been made of scrap & other kinds of wastes (bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, ceramic pots, sinks, electrical waste, etc) which are placed in walled paths.

This creation has even appeared on the Indian stamp in the year 1983.


Rose Garden Chandigarh

Rose Garden Chandigarh: Zakir Hussain Rose Garden Chandigarh, is a botanical garden located in Chandigarh. Over 30 acres (120,000 m2) of land, with 50,000 rose-bushes of 1600 different species Rose Garden Chandigarh spreaded. Named after India's former president, Zakir Hussain and created in 1967 under the guidance of Dr M.S. Randhawa, first chief commissioner of Chandigarh, the garden has the distinction of being Asia's largest. The garden has not only the rose plants have been planted in carved-out lawns and flower beds., but also trees of medicinal value. Some of the medicinal plants that can be spotted here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar.


Botanical garden Chandigarh

Botanical garden Chandigarh : Botanical garden Chandigarh are generally well-tended parks displaying a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. Botanical garden Chandigarh contain specialist plant collections such as cacti and succulent plants, herb gardens, plants from particular parts of the world, and so on; there may be greenhouses, again with special collections such as tropical plants, alpine plants or other exotic plants. Visitor services often include garden tours, open-air theatrical, educational displays, art exhibitions, musical performances, book rooms and other entertainment.

Botanical garden Chandigarh are often run by universities or other scientific research organizations. In principle their role is to maintain documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, display and education, conservation although this will depend on the resources available and the special interests pursued at each particular garden.


Shanti Kunj Chandigarh

Shanti Kunj Chandigarh: Shanti Kunj Chandigarh is situated between Rose Garden Chandigarh and Cricket in Sector 16. Shanti Kunj Chandigarh is completely a noise-free area with natural undulations. Through this garden the natural stream running. The five parts of the garden depict different kinds of trees such as medicinal plants, vertical shaped trees, flowering trees, trees for shade and environmentally suitable areas.


Garden of Fragrance Chandigarh

Garden of Fragrance Chandigarh: To the south of the Hibiscus Garden, Garden of Fragrance Chandigarh is situated, which is very popular for different varieties of aromatic and fragrant plants. The flower plants like Raat ki Rani, Motia, varieties of Jasmine, Demask Rose, Mehndi, Champa, Haar Shingar and many others cast a pervading aroma in this part of the Leisure Valley.


Topiary Park Chandigarh

Topiary Park Chandigarh: In 1987, Topiary Park Chandigarh was opened to the public. Topiary Park Chandigarh Many animal shapes created out of creepers and bushes attract children to this park. A large variety of ornamental plants add to the park's charm.

Other than these Gardens, Chandigarh has beautifully landscaped round abouts and wherever you may be in the city, you are surrounded by Natures beauty and freshness.

Terraced Garden Chandigarh: Terraced Garden Chandigarh is a small valley running through the length of the sector has been developed into a Terraced Garden Chandigarh. Its main attraction is an Illuminated musical fountain is the main tourist places in Chandigarh. The garden is the venue for the annual Chrysanthemum Show. It is spread over 10 acres and was opened in 1979.


Rajendra Park Chandigarh
Rajendra Park Chandigarh

Rajendra Park Chandigarh: The Leisure Valley starts from the Rajendra Park Chandigarh. It is a vast stretch of land of about 400 acres abutting the Secretariat building on its eastern side. Le Corbusier himself designed the landscape scheme of Rajendra Park Chandigarh .Trees with round canopies and evergreen foliage have been planted here. In 1954, it was started and is used for long walks, learning to drive and horse riding.


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