BOTANICAL GARDEN

Botanical garden was established in 1894. It is s small and rather beautiful hideaway, often missed by tourists as it looks like someone’s private front garden. It’s naturally greenest and most impressive after the rains.  There is a nature trail meandering around the trees as well as a grass shaded seating area called a Bantaba. Particularly worth noting are the fairy-tale teak tree, the prehistoric cycads and young silk cotton trees. Only some of the shrubs and trees are indigenous, such as the rhun palms, and some need urgent pruning and care. If you come with a pair of binoculars you might be able to spot a number of bird species such as the red-cheeked cordon bleu, bronze mannikins or the odd bulbuls. It’s a nice place to visit!