The Empress Garden is managed by the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India. The Society has been managing the Empress Garden since 1880, with an aim to nurture and preserve flora of the region. The Garden covers a sprawling 39 acres, and is home to many rare species of trees and flowers. The Society organizes annual flower shows and arranges various programs throughout the year to create environmental awareness among people.
The Empress Botanical Garden is 125 year old heritage in Pune. The well landscaped garden consists of lush green lawns, abundant flora and fauna, play area for kids, and a snack shack. The park has a quaint stream of water flowing throughout the garden, and is a delight for nature lovers.
The garden is spread on a sprawling area of 39 acres and a number of rare species of plants. This is the reason why from the botanical point of view the Empress Garden is of utmost importance.
It can more be called as a botanical park offering its place to a number of varieties of fruit bearing trees that are classified under the tropical type of vegetation. The chief of these fruit bearing trees include mangoes and tamarind. Many researchers in the field of botany and the students of environmental science often plan a trip to the Empress Garden. A rich learning experience in the fresh air of the garden is amazing.
Apart from this, beautiful flower beds catch the eye of the visitors at the outset. Especially at the advent of Spring the beauty of these flower beds is matchless.
A small zoo, too, attracts the visitors. Children love watching different pranks of the animals in the zoo.
The garden is very much popular among the people of Pune as a perfect spot for a one-day trip. The eye soothing beauty of the greenery in the garden always attracts people. You can’t imagine that a tranquil and serene place like this can exist in the otherwise busy city like Pune.
The place is much popular among the lovers as you hardly get such a romantic place away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
The famous Empress is located near the Pune Race Course along the Pune –Solapur Road.