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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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  • Beautiful landscaping done and maintained well. Restroom available. Safe place for lids to play. Play area for kifs available. During my visit i saw lot of people taking pictures of themselves with a ...  more »
  • Semmozhi poonga is the first botanical garden in Chennai which was opened the Chief Minister of that period Dr.M.Karunanidhi(also called as Kalaignar) on 24th of November 2010.It is at Cathedral Road....  more »
  • The Semmozhi Poonga, a botanical garden in the heart of the city has a good collection of various species of plants, herbs and large trees which are more than a century old. Many of the plants includi...  more »
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  • A small botanical garden at the heart of city.... Has wide variety of native and nativated flora....kids play area also good.... Food court could be better.... Bettering the maintenance would attract more visitors
  • Good place for lovers they can do anything here no one will ask questions horrible for family. You can take photo shoots it's greenery makes you enjoy a lot.
  • This park is one of the loviest places in Chennai just because of ts greenery. Many photographic lovers often come and take pics. You have canteens inside and quite many benches to sit and relax. You have got an entry fee of ruppes 15 for adults and 10 for kids. It is a pleasant place where you can visit as a family as well as with your loved one.
  • Semmozhi Poonga is a botanical garden in Chennai set up by the horticulture department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The garden is the first botanical garden in the city. The garden houses some of the popular exotic flora and rare plant species, medicinal and aromatic herbs.
  • A good park. Well maintained. Canteen available inside. A shady park. There are seats for sitting. Park looks beautiful too. Many people come down to this place for photoshoots.

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