Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden is a lush green expanse of land that enchants visitors with its serene beauty. Located near Rumtek Monastery on the highway, the Garden encompasses rare plants, trees and numerous species of flowers including Orchids of Himalayan region. This verdant green patch of land is maintained by the Forest Department of the Government of Sikkim under its unit of Parks and Gardens.
Established in 1987, Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden embraces several
varieties of botanical species. Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden
includes dense temperate forests of Oak too. It has not less than 50
different varieties of tree species. The wide range of plants and
flowers is often regarded as the result of variation of altitude from
1800 mts to 2200 mts. The Garden is a concoction of well-nursed tropical
and temperate plants.
A huge greenhouse has been erected in the garden, where different
varieties of Orchids are grown. With the intention of merriment for
children, a small recreational area has been made in the company of
merry-go-round, swings and see-saw. In the mountainous region of Sikkim,
Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden is certainly a relishing treat for
plant lovers. In general terms, the garden has been able to retain the
position of an ideal picnic spot.
A concrete pavement across the garden leads to the hidden areas of the
park and assures a stress-free saunter. On the opposite hill, one can
see the rambling town of Gangtok. The best time to visit this garden is
between the months of March to late May and from October to
Mid-December. On your way to Rumtek Monastery, you can take a
pleasurable halt at this Botanical Garden. Indeed, it would be a
delightful experience for you.