Quick TipsGardens 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Rs 40/- (Per Adults) - Camera : Rs 50 21 Tips
Timing: Mon-Fri: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fees: Rs 40 per Person (Adults), Rs 20 (Children from 5-10 yrs), No fees (Children below 5 yrs)
Camera Fees: Still camera Rs 50 , Video Rs 100
Things to do: Watching Garden Views and flowers with different varieties.
Entry fees last updated on 08/07/2019
Botanical Garden Ooty
The Botanical Garden is one of the famous sightseeing spots in Ooty. This 55-hectare garden lies on the lower slopes of the Doddabetta peak, close to the city centre. In the 1840’s, the Marquis of Tweedale designed the initial layout of the Garden. Under the guidance of the architect, William Graham McIvor, this Garden was completed by 1848. The Raj Bhavan and a school, Hebron are located within the premises of the Garden.
Layout of the Botanical Garden
This garden has a terraced layout and is divided into 5 sections:
Lower Garden – It includes the entrance, lawn and fern house
New Garden – This region includes the rose garden, terraced flower beds, natural ponds and carpeted emblems of the state and nation
Italian Garden – Features informal garden laid out in the Italian style
Conservatory – It has various flowering plants and a bog for marsh plants
Nurseries – Has 8 glass houses and terraces where plants are cultivated
Botanical Garden Map
1. Gate House 2. Fern House 3.Glass House 4.Tissue Culture Lab 5.Centenary Pillar 6. India Map 7. Fossil Tree 8. Lilly Pond 9. Azalea Bed 10. Tamil Nadu Embassies 11. Band Stand 12. Water Cascade 13. Conservatory 14. Beg Garden 15. Sunburn Garden
Frequentley Asked Questions
#1 How to reach the Botanical Garden?
The Garden is located at the centre of the city, so accessibility is easy. If you are travelling in your own vehicle, you can park your vehicle in a nearby parking lot and walk to the Garden. Do note that during tourist season, roads may be blocked for vehicles, so you may have to walk a little. But, the sides of the roads have plenty of shops that you can browse or buy as you walk towards the Garden.
#2 How much time does one usually spend in the Botanical Gardens?
The Botanical Garden in Ooty is huge and spread across 55 hectares. If you just want to look at all the flowers and walk around the garden, you will need a minimum of 2 hours. However, if you want to photograph or have fun with kids in the lawn, then you will need more than 2 hours.
#3 Are there any restaurants nearby?
The Botanical Garden is located right at the heart of the city. So, there are numerous restaurants around. A few of the popular restaurants in the vicinity are Adyar Ananda Bhavan, Melting Pot, Hyderabad Biriyani House and Ponmari Multi Cuisine Restaurant
#4 Are there any shops inside the Botanical Garden?
There is a shop inside where you can buy Niligiris products such as spices, oils, honey and more. Another shop sells ornaments and handmade items made by the native tribe, Todas. The Garden also has a canteen where you can get basic food items, snacks, ice cream and such.
#5 Is there a nursery in the Garden?
Yes, there is a nursery where you can buy saplings and cuttings. However, you may not get flower seeds here.
#6 Is the Botanical Garden good place for an educational trip?
Yes, students can learn a lot about different species of plants and trees from various parts of the country and the world. However, there is no guide and students need to read the information on boards placed near the trees and plants.
#7 Are there any restricted items that one should not carry into the Garden?
The Botanical Garden is tobacco- and alcohol free zone. So, visitors are advised not to carry tobacco, smoking items or alcohol inside. Plus, it is a plastic-free zone. So, you should not carry plastic bags or covers inside
#8 Is photography and videography allowed inside the garden?
Yes, you can take photos and videos. But you should buy the relevant tickets before you enter the Garden.
The Botanical Gardens in Udhagamandalam (Ooty), Tamil Nadu state, India was laid out in 1847. The Gardens, divided into several sections, cover an area of around 22 hectares, and lie on the lower slopes of Doddabetta peak. The garden has a terraced layout. It is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department.
Its architect was William Graham McIvor. The Marquis of Tweedale prepared the initial layout during the late 1840s. During that time Ootacamund (Ooty) was under British control.
The Gardens have around a thousand species, both exotic and indigenous, of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, herbal and bonsai plants. In the centre of the Gardens lie a fossilized tree trunk estimated to be 20 million years old.