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                                                     ose	lovers	were	in	for	a	pleasant	surprise	when	they	visited	the	Mughal	Gardens
                        sub-Editor                   in	the	Rashtrapati	Bhawan	in	the	national	capital,	kept	open	for	the	public	for	the
                       rummaNa Zaidi
                                               Rannual Udyan Mahotsav. They could see for the first time rose plants named after the
                 ChiEf Coordinator: m.B. Naqvi  Indian	President	and	his	wife,	along	with	older	varieties	named	after	other	celebrities	like
                Editorial Coordinator: Syed M K  ‘Abraham	Lincoln’,	‘Queen	Elizabeth’	,	John	Kennedy’	and	Jawaharlal	Nehru.	Both	these
                                               rose	plants,	developed	by	two	West	Bengal-based	plant	breeders,	are	expected	to	bloom	in
                      Layout & Design          the first week of March. ‘President Pranab’ will display its bright yellow colour, while ’Suvra
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                       Faiyaz Ahmad            Mukherjee’	will	bloom	in	a	mix	of	purple	and	pink.
                                                  The	rose	garden	is	one	of	the	major	attractions	in	the	sprawling	Mughal	Gardens.	It	has
                        Head Office            about	140	varieties	of	roses,	many	of	them	named	not	only	after	famous	world	leaders,	but
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                    1910 / 2        also	characters	from	epics	like	Mahabharat	--	‘Bhim’	and	‘Arjun’	–	and	also	well	known
               E-mail:  monuments	–	‘Taj	Mahal’	and	‘Eiffel	Tower’.
                                                  The	 Mughal	Gardens,	 built	 originally	 as	 a	 combination	of	 Mughal	 and	 British	 styles
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                                               of	 architecture,	 attracts	 lakhs	 of	 visitors	 every	 year.	 Besides	 roses,	 a	 big	 attraction	 there
                         Mumbai                is	the	tulip	garden.	About	14,000	tulips	in	full	bloom	are	a	feast	to	the	eyes.	Varieties	of
                bougainvilleas  in  different  hues,  choice  seasonal  flowers,  floral  art,  floral  inscriptions,
                                               manicured	lawns,	water	ways	and	fountains	make	it	most	enjoyable	experience	for	every
                          Pune                 visitor,	young	or	old.
                     With	air	pollution	posing	a	major	problem	in	the	capital,	the	garden	authorities	have
                                               done	well	to	devote	one	section	exclusively	to	display	of	air-purifying	plants.	This	would
                        Bangalore              surely	enthuse	many	plant	lovers	to	look	for	similar	ones	in	nurseries	and	shops	that	sell
             them so that they can keep them in their homes and offices to improve the ambience. Other
                                               attractions	in	the	complex	include	the	herbal	garden	and	the	Spiritual	Garden,	where	trees
                        99110277             and plants that have special significance to diverse religious in this country are grown and
          their	names	displayed.
                                                  This being the main season in India for roses and flowers, it provides an ideal setting
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                   MEDIA TODAY PVT. LTD.       for conducting a host of flower and garden shows across the country. The most prestigious
              J-7, Paryavaran Complex, Neb Sarai,   among	them	is	the	12	th	International	Flora	Expo,	held	this	time	in	Pune.	The	calendar	of
              IGNOU Road, New Delhi-1100, India  events is replete with exhibitions galore -- a floral fiesta, which flower lovers would not like
                   Phone : 91-11-299 /    to	miss.	To	cite	a	few	of	them,	we	have	chrysanthemum	shows,	the	45th	Rose	Festival	at
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               E-mail:  Zakir	Rose	Garden	in	Chandigarh,	which	is	an	international	exhibition,	the	Delhi	Flower
                   Web. :    Show,	held	at	the	historic	Purana	Quila	premises	and	Lalbagh	Flower	Show	in	Bangalore,
                                               held	twice	every	year	on	the	Republic	Day	and	Independence	Day.	The	event	in	Bangalore,
              India : 1 Year Rs. 1000/- by Normal Post  jointly	organized	by	the	Department	of	Horticulture	and	Mysore	Horticulture	Society,	has
                        Rs. 100/- by Courier   been	one	of	the	most	awaited	events	in	the	Garden	City.
                2 Years Rs. 10/- by Normal Post  One	of	the	popular	events	in	Delhi	is	the	Garden	Festival	in	the	Garden	of	Five	Senses	near
                        Rs. 20/- by Courier  Mehrauli	Heritage	area.	The	three-day	festival	in	this	garden,	spread	over	22	acres,	draws
                   Overseas:   US$ 120 for 1 Year
                          US$ 20 for 2 Years   participants	from	horticulture	departments	as	well	a	number	of	private	and	government
                      Single Copy  in India : Rs. 100/-  agencies.	 One	 special	 feature	 of	 this	 year’s	 festival	 is	 free	 Ayurveda	 and	 naturopathy
                   Single Copy Cost for Overseas : US$10  consultancy.	 The	 garden,	 having	 500	 species	 of	 plants	 has	 such	 attractions	 as	 Court	 of

            Printed, published and owned by M.B. Naqvi,  Palms,	Court	of	Cacti,	herbal	garden,	tree	museum,	topiary	garden	and	Zen	garden,	besides
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                     Okhla Industrial Area        These garden and flower shows that attract increasing number of visitors every year
                 Ph-II, New Delhi - 110 020 and  underscore the fact that garden tourism, reflecting love for flowers and plants, is on a growth
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