Saturday, 18 May 2013

About Lloyd Botanical Garden




About Lloyd Botanical Garden                    


Lloyd Botanical Gardens is also known as Darjeeling Botanical Garden. This garden was planned and established in 1878. The person behind this huge garden is Mr William Lloyd, after whom the botanical garden is named. The garden is spread across an area of almost 40 acres. It was built in reference to the Calcutta Botanical Garden and is told to be a branch of the same.

Located at an altitude of almost 1800 meters, the Lloyd Botanical Gardens houses many rare species of flora. The collection of flora gives a clear picture of the vegetation that is dominant in the Himalayan region, especially Sikkim and other neighbouring places.

Lloyd Botanical Gardens is known for its collection of orchids (in the Orchid House) and different herbs. There is a separate conservatory for cactus and some succulent species of plants as well as about 150 floral species.

Timing: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Admission Fees: Free