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Lawrence Gardens (Bagh-e-Jinnah)

Lawrence Gardens, now called Bagh-e Jinnah, in Lahore (photo courtesy Usman Ahmed)
The park surrounds a British building which houses the Jinnah Library. Sir John Lawrence was the first lieutenant governor and the gardens have a very famous cricket ground. A garden restoration programme was begun in 2002. It was originally a botanical garden modelled on Kew Gardens in London.

Lahore, Pakistan

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  • over 2 years by Rizwan Azeem 3 / 5

    A detailed account of Bagh e Jinnah (Lawrence Gardens)is given in my book Lahore: Tareekh o Tameer, published by Jumhoori Publications June 2013. (
  • about 6 years by Muhammad Khabbab 5 / 5

    Probably the oldest and one of finest gardens of pakistan. As per wikipedia, it has almost 150 varieties of trees, 140 types of shrubs, 50 types of creepers, 30 palms and many varieties of annual flowers.

    The flower show held every year in spring and the annual chrysanthemum show in autumn is worth visiting. You will find many kinds of butterflies and hummingbirds (sunbirds) here as well.
    My favorite trees from this garden are gul mohar (delonix regia), magnolia grandiflora, jacaranda and others. Some water lily ponds are beautiful as well.

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