The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 5: Gardens in Asia, America, Africa, Australia

Botanic Gardens in India

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761. Other botanic gardens in India exist, or lately existed, at Madras, Bombay, Penang, and Singapore ; also at Saharunpore, in the province of Delhi. The latter is chiefly for the purpose of collecting medicinal and other plants. The Madras garden has lately been given up. The Bombay garden was established in 1827, and is in a prosperous state. The gardens of Penang and Singapore were both established in 1822, and are, comparatively with other gardens in India, of very limited extent.