Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden famously known as Botanical Garden is located on the west bank of Ganga River in Shibpur, Howrah.
Botanic Garden was established in the year 1787 at the proposal of Colonel Alexander Kyd when the the then Governor General Lord Cornwallis ruled on behalf of East India Company.
This garden or Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden was spanning 273 acres of land. This was earlier known as Company Garden. The garden contains around 12,000 living perennial plants and thousands of dried out plants collected from across the world.
The special attraction of the Botanical Garden of Kolkata is the massive and wide spread banyan tree, famously called ‘Great Banyan Tree’ that forms the second largest canopy in the world.
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden also cultivates the countless of amazing orchids and multicoloured flowers. There is also a boating facility in one of its lakes and a library in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, which resources a number of valuable books on botany. The Botanical Garden of Kolkata nurtures a range of trees of rare species.
The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden of Kolkata is the largest botanic garden of Asia. This enormous precinct covers an extensive locale of around 273 acres of land, nurturing around 12,000 botanical specimens.
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden of Kolkata was founded by the Colonel Alexander Kyd of the British East India Country in the year 1786. The unique and astonishing scenery of Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden of Kolkata was initiated by Sir George King in the year 1872.
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanical Garden of Kolkata is reckoned as one of the best-looking and beautiful landscaped gardens with undulating land topography and amazing artificial lakes. All make this place photography friendly.
Indian Botanic Garden was also called the Garden of British East India Company or the “Company Bagan” in Bengali Language. After the Independence of India on 15th August 1947, Company Bagan was renamed as ‘Indian Botanic Garden’ in the year 1950. The garden came under the management of the Botanical Survey of India on January 1, 1963. From that time, this garden is opened for public.
The most famous attraction of the Botanical Garden is the 250-year-old ‘Great Banyan Tree”, Ficus Bengalhensis. It has the largest spread in India and perhaps in Asia too.
Botanical Garden of Kolkata is playing the role of a most important organization for horticultural and botanical research in India. The emerald greeneries all around are a great source of inspiration for educational and research activity. The ideal time to visit Botanical Garden of Kolkata is during the winter months, from October to March.