Rose gardens, govt nurseries in Bhopal open for public from June 15
In an effort to transform Bhopal into a city of flowers, the state government has decided to make nurseries and rose gardens in the capital open for the public from June 15.
The gardens and nurseries in the capital now serve only as places to sell saplings but now the staff of these nurseries will be trained to guide gardening enthusiasts through the process of nurturing flowers in their gardens, said principal secretary of horticulture, Pravir Krishn.
He said these gardens would also sell gardening tools and fertilisers.
The nurseries and rose gardens are expected to have public amenities, including a cafeteria.
He said: "People can now come here for a morning walk or just breathe the fresh air, but most importantly, they can learn the art of growing flowers and other plants."
He said appropriate arrangements for providing light music and installing fountains at the nurseries and rose gardens would be made, so that people could come with their family and/or friends and spend some time at the gardens.
Krishn said there would be no entry fee to these nurseries and gardens.
There are nine rose gardens in the state capital and two in the adjoining Hoshangabad district.
Krishn said most of these gardens, which were known as rose gardens or government nurseries, would now be named after flowers.
He said the department aimed to develop these gardens with a USP (Unique Selling Preposition) that would emerge as the identity of each garden.
Krishn said Bhopal had a rose garden at link road number 1, where a rose festival was organised every year.
Similarly, other gardens would be given distinctive identities too, he said.
The principal secretary said the state government had allocated Rs 10 crore to beautify these gardens to attract the people.
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