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In full bloom: Mughal Gardens to open for public!

Roses named after iconic personalities like Mother Teresa, Queen Elizabeth and John F Kennedy are all set to welcome lakhs of visitors to the sprawling Rashtrapati Bhawan’s Mughal Gardens, which opens for public this Friday.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 February 2016, 02:25:11 PM
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The gardens will be open to the public from February 12 to March 19 (except on Mondays which are maintenance days) between 9.30 am to 4 pm, officials said. About 4.68 lakh people had visited Mughal Gardens last year.
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Roses named after iconic personalities like Mother Teresa, Queen Elizabeth and John F Kennedy are all set to welcome lakhs of visitors to the sprawling Rashtrapati Bhawan’s Mughal Gardens, which opens for public this Friday.
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Mughal Garden

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Besides the rose varieties, about 12,000 tulips, said to be among President Pranab Mukherjee’s favourites, and primulas will be main attraction.
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The horticulture delight this year include, 135 varieties of roses, some of them named—‘Raja Ram Mohun Roy’, ‘Jawahar’, ‘Mr Lincoln’, ‘Arjun’ and ‘Bhim’. Other rose varieties worth mentioning are Christian Dior, Granada, American Heritage, Happiness, Kiss of Fire, Iceberg and Double Delight, Rashtrapati Bhavan officials said.
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Mughal Garden

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President Pranab Mukherjee will tomorrow inaugurate ‘Udyanotsav 2016’—the period of annual opening of Mughal Gardens to the public.
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Mughal Garden

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“The weather is always unpredictable. We had a warm winter, followed by a cold patch and now it is warm again. But, as of now the tulips look wonderful.
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“Lot of effort has been invested in the last 3-4 years in the maintenance of the gardens. The ‘Udyanotsav’ attracts lakhs of visitors during this period and special efforts have been put into the upkeep of the iconic gardens to ensure that the visitors are delighted when they come here,” said Venu Rajamony, Press Secretary to the President.
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Spread over 15 acres, the Mughal Gardens has more than 70 varieties of seasonal flowers, including exotic bulbous and winter flowering plants. The design of the iconic gardens at the President’s Estate draws inspiration from Mughal, Persian and British garden art.