New Delhi, Feb 16: The Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan will be opened for public viewing from today. The gardens will be open to the general public on all days till March 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Mondays being maintenance days.
Entry into the gardens will close at 4 p.m. The gardens will also remain closed on March 21 and 22. The Mughal Gardens include the Musical Garden, the Spiritual Garden, the Herbal Garden, the Biodiversity Park and the Nakshatra Garden. The Mughal Gardens, contiguous to the main building of Rashtrapati Bhavan cover an area of 15 acres. Sir Edwin Lutyens designed the beautiful gardens.
The Rectangular Garden adjacent to the main Rashtrapati Bhavan building, which is divided into four quarters, each with terraced gardens on either side. The Central Lawn is the venue of numerous receptions and 'At Homes' hosted by the President.
The Rectangular Garden has several beds of Tulips. This garden will be the centre of attraction this year having eight different varieties of Tulips.
The entry and exit into the gardens will be via gate no. 35 of the President"s Estate, which is located at the extreme end of church Road, about 300 meters West of Cathedral Church.