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Semmozhi Poonga, Chennai (Madras)

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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3.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Semmozhi Poonga is a botanical garden in Chennai set up by the horticulture department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The garden was opened on 24 November 2010 by then chief Minister Dr.M. Karunanidhi and is the first botanical garden in the city. The garden is located in the Cathedral Road–Anna Salai junction, opposite the American Consulate, on the erstwhile Drive-in Woodlands Hotel. Encompassing an area of 20 acres, it was built at a cost of 80 million. More than 500 species of plants are being grown in the area, in addition to the 80 trees that was already in existence during the development of the park, some of them being more than 100 years old. The garden houses some of the popular exotic flora and rare plant species, medicinal and aromatic herbs. Many of the exotic plants are imported from countries like China and Thailand, including a plethora of bonsai varieties of ficus microcarpa and ficus ginseng.
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  • For one low fee you can rest pretty well here and see many interesting things. Collected a very large number of plants, many have seen for the first time. Everything looks nice and sleek, plenty of places to relax, there are artificial reservoirs, for children there is a playground.
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  • good place for just time pass, need more maintenance especially housekeeping. good for old age people and students 
  • Good place to hangout with friends family. One of the best place to spend peaceful evening tym in the busy city have play area to enjoy.park s well maintained greenary everywhere you can get...  read more »
  • Good place to hangout. But there are few places with shade and most of the seats are occupied by couples. They do not allow food stuffs from outside. Beware. Overall, good place for couples but not recommended if you plan to visit with ur family or kids
  • It is Ok Ok place! The self made lake was very muddy. Overall it's a one time visit place
  • Very green and well decorated park. It's very much popular for couples in Chennai. The small lake inside with ducks gives an extra beauty. It could be more attractive if some other stuff like fish etc are added. A little time in afternoon plus a little in evening can give best experience here. A little more maintenance can make it more appropriate.
  • Beautiful lungspace in the heart of Chennai. The small pond, stone benches and water fountain attracts children and adults alike. Good place to relax your nerves on an evening. Entry fee is Rs 10 and there's a small chaat shop inside.
  • One of the bigger and beautiful park in chennai. Definitely you will love it.
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