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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spring & Mughal Garden: Double the Splendor

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"” Flowers in full bloom at Mughal garden, Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's House, New Delhi) Britishers and Mughals have left a common legacy in Delhi known as the Mughal Gardens. The garden was made and commissioned by Britishers but the design is totally Mughal / Persian. This striking 'mini-paradise' exalts the beauty of Rashtrapati Bhawan, the presidential home. The Mogul garden was originally commissioned by Lady Hardinge to beautify the Rashtrapati Bhawan to Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush The garden occupies an area of 13 acres, divided into three sections, sporting a blend of Mughal Planning with British Design. The garden is open to public only in February-March every year.
Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems The garden is basically divided into five parts, categorizing each with a theme. Lutyens combined the soft English borders, small flower beds and lawns to produce a virtual paradise. For this, horticulturist W R Mustoe was specially recruited in 1929 who converted the place into an oasis.
The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring: The Main Garden has two water channels each running north to south and east to west with six lotus shaped fountains magnifying its splendor, reflecting the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The lawns have Doob Grass, Moulsri, Putranjiva Roxburgi, Cypress, Thuja Orientalis and China Orange trees overlooking the channels.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. The Circular Garden is also known as the sunken or butterfly garden. The centre of the attraction is the sunken pond with a fountain with circular rows of flowers around it. Since a large population of different butterflies can be seen fluttering, it was named butterfly garden.
Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself The Herbal Garden is a very recent addition. It has medicinal herbs from different countries and is truly a sight to watch. It has herbs like Ashwagandha, Bhumy Amalaki, Bergamot Mint, Bramhi and Citronella.
In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . . it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair . . . in short, the period was so far like the present period . . . . Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest;
keep us hereAll simply in the springing of the year


Ria March 4, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

i love spring....this post is so beautiful like ur blog..gr8 going guys

Dr.Nishi Chauhan March 4, 2009 at 10:58 PM  

lovely series of pics, good quotes & nice info......good work doc

David O. Brink March 4, 2009 at 11:01 PM  

beautiful presentation of spring

R. Ramesh March 4, 2009 at 11:03 PM  

ooffff..wonderful..can feel the breeze here..thanks..

Ashok March 4, 2009 at 11:03 PM  

give lusty cheers
when spring appears
when spring appears.

Buds and seeds
prick up their ears
and blades of grass
show eager spears.

And only icicles
weep tears
when spring appears
when spring appears

Anonymous,  March 4, 2009 at 11:03 PM  

March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in.

Alec March 4, 2009 at 11:25 PM  

If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall

Beautiful post

Anonymous,  March 4, 2009 at 11:35 PM  

I remember :
Mujhe Tod Lena Vanmaali, Us path par dena tum Phenk, Maatrubhumi par Sheesh Chadhaane Jis path jaayen Veer Anek
- Makhanlal Chaturvedi
I salute !!!

Maya March 5, 2009 at 12:20 AM  

I love this post! Not only are the photos beautiful, but the headings are fabulous. It makes me long for spring. Here the weather keeps teasing us, making us think spring is here, then rudely taking it back away (it's supposed to snow again this weekend).

Anonymous,  March 5, 2009 at 7:28 AM  

usually I don't like flowers, but those a beautiful pics.

Anonymous,  March 5, 2009 at 9:42 AM  

Spring is the time for rejuvenation and nature helps in this by her lovely blooms!! I loved the post especially the white tulips.

magiceye March 5, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

superb photographs of a wonderful garden full of flowers!

Priyanka Khot March 5, 2009 at 12:14 PM  

really nice Pragya.

The pics are wonderful the white roses took my breadth away

Tripti March 5, 2009 at 6:36 PM  


Good to see the beauty of nature, actually i went to mugal garden once in my 12th standard but all i could remember was the crowd.
Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics.

विनय March 5, 2009 at 9:22 PM  

this post is like spring, so good pictures and beautiful words!

चाँद, बादल और शाम

nituscorner March 5, 2009 at 9:51 PM  

beautiful!!! so the spring fever is on...great !!!!

namaki March 5, 2009 at 11:42 PM  

wow ! we haven't got so many flowers yet !

humanobserver March 7, 2009 at 1:44 PM  

I am glad to see that you covered this magnificent garden.

Anita March 8, 2009 at 7:29 AM  

lovely post...captures r exccellent

Ashutosh Didwania March 8, 2009 at 2:35 PM  

Great to see that even after years Mughal Garden still remains one of the most vibrant Spring destinations in Delhi..Superb pics thr!

Radhika March 9, 2009 at 1:07 AM  

fantasic captures..loved d flowers

guild-rez March 9, 2009 at 1:46 AM  

Beautiful pictures!
I love tulips too, but have to wait a little bit longer.
We still have snow in front of our house in Canada!!

Gaurav Kakkar April 28, 2009 at 8:37 AM  

Hello ma'am
u r really genius

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