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.

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2nd Feb 17

Beautiful garden in Ooty

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Ashwathi narayana
6th Jan 18

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17th Oct 17

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Rana Ari
14th Nov 17

Beautiful lush green garden with scenic views

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Botanical Garden

1st Dec 17

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What travellers are saying about Botanical Garden

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  • Poor 4
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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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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Ajith G a

Ajith G a3.6/5

143 reviews

Good Place !!

Very Famous & Good Place in Ooty . Its huge and also it will be very crowded most of times Try to avoid evenings & weekends if possible . Parking is available near Tibetian Market, but might take some time to locate a space for your car.

Chetana Siddagangaiah

Chetana Siddagangaiah5.0/5

64 reviews


Ooty Botanical garden is quite a hit place among the tourists. Its a must visit place and anyone can spend 2-3 hours here. Just roaming around the whole park takes more than an hour. Lots of flowers, tress and grassland. One can sit and relax on the grass. Photographers delight.

Mamatha sk

Mamatha sk4.3/5

5 reviews

One of great locations in Ooty

A well maintained garden spread across acreas of land. Beautiful garden where one can have a relaxed time with loved ones. Lots of viewing sites and a great location for photography. One can take up to 1-2 hrs to cover the entire location. Entry fees is reasobale unlike ripping off money from tourists.

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

112 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 .. Is located in the hill station Ooty.It 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

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Botanical Garden , Ooty

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Botanical Garden , Ooty
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Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden , Ooty

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Botanical Garden , Ooty

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