( Zakir Hussain Rose Garden )
Government Museum & Art Gallery
Zakir Hussain Rose Garden
About Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, Chandigarh
This is Asia's largest rose garden, Zakir Gulab Bag spread
out over 30 acres of land, in sector 16. Here bloom 50,000 rose-trees
of 1600 species. One can only see the flowers and cannot pluck them.
Named after India's former President, Zakir Hussain, the garden
was established in 1967 under the guidance of Chandigarh's first
Chief Commissioner late Dr. M. S. Randhawa. Apart from roses emphasis
was given on trees of medicinal value and some unique specimen trees
to enhance the beauty of the garden. Some of the medicinal trees
planted here are bel, bahera, harar, camphor and yellow gulmohar.
It is located next to the city centre. Affording a sight to behold
during spring, the rose plants have been planted beautifully in
carved-out lawns and flowers beds.
This garden is the venue of the annual Festival of Gardens,
an event listed on the national calendar of fairs and festivals.
This is one of the main cultural events of the city drawing thousands