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Plant Conservatory: Gangtok's Garden of Eden
The Plant Conservatory in Gangtok is a place that will give you a glimpse of the variety of plants that grow in this region. With an endless list of flora, this place is like a museum of plants!
The Plant Conservatory at Bulbulay near Gangtok stands in semi-wilderness on the road that connects Gangtok to Hanuman Tok. Sikkim is home to over 400 species of plants and trees, and the conservatory is intended to make the region a botanical hub of the future.
For the layperson, the conservatory is merely an exotic garden growing naturally on the hillside. Placards, give away the academic intent of this place and help visitors put names to the trees. One can identify trees such as the Dhuppi known for its fragrant resin and the omnipresent Angeri. The trees are interspersed with flowering plants like Hydrangeas, Orchids, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Magnolias, and Daylilies. When in full bloom, this garden is a multi-sensory treat.
The conservatory is home to beautiful ponds and bridges and surrounded in greenery wherever the eyes go. With a backdrop of the mighty Himalayas, this Plant Conservatory’s picturesque setting is worth a visit.
Good to Know :
Location: 12 km from Sterling Gangtok
Entry Fees: As applicable
Timing: 9 am to 4 pm
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