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Sikandar Bagh ( National Botanical Research Institute)

 

Sikandar Bagh is located in Ashok Marg Crossing of Rana Pratap Marg, in the heart of Lucknow. It is famous for the the National Botanical Garden built by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan in the year 1800 A.D. Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the last King of Avadh made improvements in the garden and used it as his summer palace. He named it as Sikandar Bagh garden after his lovely queen, Sikander Mahal Begum.

In 1953, the garden was taken over by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi and in October 1978 it was renamed as National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) . Spreads over 25 hectares of area, it consists of various tropical and sub-tropical plant species, comprising 5,000 taxa, representing 212 families and a rich genetic treasure with the collection of trees, shrubs and herbs of medicinal, ornamental, economic, aromatic and rare importance, hailing from the indigenous and exotic sources. The small pavilion in the middle of the garden commemorates the outstanding performances of the legendary 'Ras-lilas', 'Kathak' dance, music and poetic 'mehfils' and other cultural activities. The public park with verdant green plants, shrubs and herbs in the garden makes it a perfect picnic spot. The National Botanical Garden is famous for its flower shows organized during winter every year, in which numerous types of flowers are showcased. Botanical Gardens opens from 6 AM to 5 PM.

Sikandar Bagh Garden ,Ashok Marg, Civil Lines
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001


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