Semmozhi Poonga, Chennai (Madras)

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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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  • You will be surprised to find a lovely garden right underneath the Gemini Flyover on the Busy Anna Salai Stretch. Lots of flora and fauna varieties can be found here and good to see such well-maintain...  more »
  • Good Park to get relax, spend time with your loved ones. People who go there to relax need to take responsibility by not throwing waste in the park. Couples needs to maintain dignity.  more »
  • Perfect place to have a peaceful time in the midst of lush greenery. The park is very well designed and maintained. Entry fee is a minimal 15rs . camera charges are high though. You can easily spend a...  more »
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  • Lovely nature oriented place.. neatly maintained.. all unique plants are found here.. best place for photo shoot.. a romantic environment too.. entry fee is not too high.. worth visiting this place.. if you haven't visited yet it's a must go place..
  • Neat and clean place to make yourself hide from the restless life. One can experience the calmness and enjoy nature in the center of the city. Can spend 4 - 5 hours if you are having sometime over the weekend. No foods are allowed inside. Accessibility 4* Parking 4* Neat and cleanliness 5* Facilities 4* Fee 5*
  • Good and big public park in Chennai. Worth to visit and spend time. Maintenance is good and greenery. You have both four and two wheeler parking. Small children play area with well maintained. Ticket and parking cost can be reduced. No outside food is allowed and you get very little option inside. Snacks are costly inside as well.
  • Very nice place with great ambience. You can spend time alone peacefully. You can also enjoy with your friends. Very great place to do casual photography. Couples can have great time in the park. it was once a drive in hotel. But now it's a great park. It's hard to find a park with this ambience in the heart of the city.
  • It is a lush green park filled with trees and floral plants and many other ornamental plants. It has an open air amphitheatre. It has a children's play area. It has a kilometers long walk area. Ample parking. Open to public from 10 am.

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