Botanical Garden


14.1/5(992 Ratings)

Botanical Garden Overview

Ranked 1 of 49 sightseeing in Ooty

Botanical Garden is the most famous tourist destination in Ooty. In 1847, Marquis of Tweedale laid the foundation of this garden, which is spread at an area of 22 hectares. This garden is located at a height of 2400 metres above the sea level and has a collection of rare coloured lilies, flowering trees and shrubs.

There are many rare species of trees, one of which is 20 million year old fossil tree. It has earned the sobriquet monkey’s puzzle tree because monkeys cannot climb this tree. Furthermore, there is an Italian style garden which has a huge variety of flowers, bushes and plants. The garden, which also has a clear pool and a fern house, is popular among students specialising in botany.  

The Horticulture Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu looks after the maintenance of this garden. This garden features variegated range of roses and imported shrubs. Todas or the tribes of Nilgiri, which is known for its unique culture and traditional values, inhabit the eastern hill of this garden.

Botanical Garden is famous for its ‘Summer Festivals’, which is held every year in the month of May. In the third weekend of May, a flower show and exhibition on plants is organised in this garden.

What travellers are saying about Botanical Garden

Experience scale
  • Very Good 185
  • Excellent 147
  • Good 32
  • Average 29
  • Below Average 7
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 2
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
8:30 AM -6:30 PM
8:30 AM -6:30 PM
8:30 AM -6:30 PM
Public Holidays:
8:30 AM -6:30 PM

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Inside the Botanical Garden

Review and Ratings

Santosh padhi

Santosh padhi5.0/5

6 reviews

Visit with family

Wow... Wow.. Very well maintained and nice visit with family . Spent around 2 hours. Awesome experience.captured so many nice pictures.2 to 3 hours required to completely visit the place. Nice time spent with family .climate was so pleasant during morning time.

Rathin Vyas

Rathin Vyas5.0/5

8 reviews


This is among the must-see places in Ooty. When we visited it was under thick fog cover which increased the beauty of this place 10x. Slightly overcrowded but beautifully maintained and managed. If you have seen this then other gardens around can be skipped.

Thirugnanam Maruthakumar

Thirugnanam Maruthakumar4.3/5

110 reviews

Good naturalistic one

Very well maintained, sprawling park, gets busy or even crowded during flower festival. with lot of collections of plants and trees, best place to visit for botanical lovers. Kids too can enjoy a lot. very informative one with most of the plants and trees with names and information related to that. must visit place.

Chetak bedre

Chetak bedre3.6/5

5 reviews

Old glory of Ooty

i had visited this garden almost before 20 years that time it was maintained good. now it has lost its glory. no added any new garden only existing they have keep. Now its to much crowd also. anyway you can enjoy with your small kids.

Dhaval Ramtirthkar

Dhaval Ramtirthkar4.3/5

3 reviews

Wonderful outing

riot of colours wherever you see. Very well maintained. The vast lawns are impeccably clean and green. Even the toilets are clean. The strategically located benches under huge trees are a treat to see and photograph. In all, a good park to spend your time.

Lahar Jadav

Lahar Jadav4.3/5

15 reviews

Government Botanical Garden, Ooty

Government Botanical Garden located in the hill station is big garden.there are so many trees in the garden.It is nice place for relaxation and photography.
  • Government Botanical Garden, Ooty
  • Government Botanical Garden, Ooty
  • Government Botanical Garden, Ooty
  • Government Botanical Garden, Ooty

Pitla bhaskar

Pitla bhaskar5.0/5

8 reviews

Beautiful indian map with good plantantion

don,t pluck the flowers in the garden. We should carry a very good set of wet clothing. We took photographs and played with kids. we had good time with family members

Sanchi rana

Sanchi rana5.0/5

4 reviews

Lush green well maintained garden

This is a spectacular garden with wide variety of plants. Must visit place. Good for kids and families. There are some good small restaurants outside this park and chocolate shops. Dont forget to buy homemade chocolates

Umang Kardani

Umang Kardani4.3/5

37 reviews

Attractive space for clicking some pics

in nowadays life when ever we visit some tourist destinations we usually clicks some pics for memory and this is perfect place for clicking pics bcz of senario of this garden loved that place I visited ooty twice and both time I have spend 3 to 4 hours there for just enjoying the views and clicking some good pics
  • Attractive space for clicking some pics
  • Attractive space for clicking some pics
  • Attractive space for clicking some pics

Santosh Nemawarkar

Santosh Nemawarkar4.3/5

9 reviews

Amazing location and Well maintained garden

Very reasoneable tickets and Well maintained garden.Lots of varietys of flowers and tress.Some of the trees I have sent firsttime in my life. I would strongly recommend the place to visit. But there is no parking facility. Childrens Will love to visit the place and family can speed the time there