The area was called Babarpur till the early 1920s when the British acquired Delhi for the new capital. The mosque then stood in an enclosure formerly occupied by a garden.
“But we have no records as to which garden is that or why is the mosque called so,” said Imam Qamaruddin.
“My grandfather started this nursery in 1949-1950 on the space rented from the Wakf board. Till the early 1950s, spaces opposite Sujan Singh Park and Khan Market was all open,” said Vikram Saini of Masjid Nursery.
The 1960s saw additions, including a marble floor courtyard, PVC shades and the walls painted green and white.