Agri Horticultural Garden in Kolkata

 Enjoy the beauty of nature are the Agri Horticultural Garden

Enjoy the beauty of nature are the Agri Horticultural Garden | Photo credit: Wikimedia commons/Biswarup Ganguly

Agri Horticultural Garden Overview

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The Agri Horticultural Garden of Kolkata is a famous green space, owned by the Agri-Horticultural Society of India. Covering 21 acres of land in a bustling part of the city, this garden is known for its fabulous collection of trees, flowering plants and other varieties of vegetation. It has an impressive infrastructure, which makes it one of the most well-maintained gardens across the country.

There is a sprawling and well-manicured field in the garden, encompassed by tall trees. On the left of this field lies the Darbhanga House – a greenhouse where several ornamental plants are preserved. The Rose Garden at this place has 250 species of this beautiful flower, whereas the William Carey Xero Garden houses different varieties of xerophytes. An Orchidarium is also present here, where visitors can spot more than 56 types of native and hybrid orchids. Bhesaj Udyan is another section of this garden, which has a collection of aromatic and memorial plants. A beautiful Japanese-style garden with an equally enchanting waterfall is present towards the southwest of this sprawling place. In addition, there is a fenced orchard where many fruits are grown.

Other attractions of the Agri Horticultural Garden include a research laboratory, library and training centre, which facilitate horticulture studies. Nurseries and a florist shop are also present within this garden's complex, from where visitors can buy plant saplings and flower bouquets.

  • Opening Closing Time 07:00 am – 11:00 am and 01:30 pm – 05:00 pm (All days, except Wednesday)
    01:30 pm – 05:00 pm (Wednesday)

  • Photo Opp

    Covered with lush greenery and colourful flowers, this garden presents an example of fine landscaping. The picture-perfect vistas of this garden are worth several shots and attract shutterbugs to click numerous photographs.
  • For Kids

    Agri Horticultural Garden has large open spaces, where children can play different games and have a good time. It provides them a chance to learn about different types of plants, trees and flowers, some of which are endemic to Kolkata.

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1, Alipore Road, Kolkata, 700027, West Bengal