Lloyd Botanical Garden, Darjeeling

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Lloyd's Botanical Garden, or Darjeeling Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden in Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal.HistoryLloyd's Botanical Garden was established in 1878 when 40acre of land was acquired at Darjeeling to form a botanic garden as a distant annexe of the Calcutta Botanical Garden. The land was provided by William Lloyd, in whose name the botanical garden has been named.CollectionsThe Darjeeling Botanical Garden preserves several species of bamboo, oak, magnolia, arisaema, cotoneaster, wild geranium, and rhododendron — forest native plants of the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, Sikkim region, and other neighbouring regions. Also, several exotic plants are preserved. The Cacti and Succulent collection of 150 species is displayed in the Conservatory. The collection of native Orchids from the Singalila Ridge in present-day Singalila National Park is rare and notable.
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  • A must visit for botanist and nature lovers. Depending on the time of the year many flowers are blossomed here. This park is in a covered area of the forest.  more »
  • All standard. Convenient facilities. Trees, bushes, grass with plaques. Peaceful atmosphere, a lot of couples here and there. Greenhouse with orchids. Entrance is free of charge.
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  • A pleasant, if hilly - what goes down must go up - old park. Lovely orchid house and do note the massive wisteria planted in 1878 when the gardens were established by Mr. Lloyd. Now seems to be enjoye...  more »
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  • Nice place to take a break and enjoy a little nature. Unfortunately too many barbed wire fences. The plant life isn't super lush. There is an impressive 130 year old wisteria and some sad looking cacti, a few patches of grass you can sit on. There isn't a cafe and entrance cost 20rs.
  • After Darjeeling zoo, must visit this place specially for orchids and flower nursery. Birders will be happy. No vehicle available from ChwakBazar. You have to walk through ups and downs. Tickets available from 4 gates, Rs. 20/head. Couples are also welcome.
  • A world famous botanical garden that boasts of a superb layout and home to unique flora. The oldest tree, the nurseries and the orchids collection are noteworthy. The ambiance is lovely with fantastic views of mountains and valleys. As an illeffect of frequent and prolonged agitations at the Darjeeling hills, some qualities of the garden have got eroded badly. However, notwithstanding all the negatives, a visit to this garden should be in the "must visit" list.
  • It was a great experience. Many species which cannot be found else where, you will certainly find it here. Great place for students who is doing project(B.Sc/M.Sc/Researcher) as this place has many such information which a bio student would like to know.
  • Lloyd botanical garfan named after famous explorer botanist Lloyd, who came before the independence of the country and explores many of the medicinal plants of the hill.
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