Lloyd Botanical Garden

Lloyd Botanical Garden, Darjeeling: Address, Lloyd Botanical Garden Reviews: 3.5/5

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RandDtravellers
East Sussex242 contributions
Interesting gardens but needs some investment
Dec 2019
This is a lovely quiet space in Darjeeling - quite a hill climb and not many taxis so if walking is difficult get a car there and back. The gardens even in winter were interesting for the range of Himalayan trees and plants. The orchid house even had a display in flower in the middle of December.
Written 4 January 2020
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Tannu D
Srinagar District, India113 contributions
beauty at its best
Nov 2019
The Botanical Garden in Darjeeling is named after William Lloyd who was the owner of the Lloyd's Bank during the British India days. He gave as a gift this sprawling 40 acres of area on an open hill slope for making one of the best gardens in Asia. The land was handed over to Sir Ashley Eden and the garden was established in 1878. Eden was then the secretary to the Government of Bengal. There is a hospital Eden Sanatorium located just above the garden which is named after him. The Botanical Garden was laid out under the supervision of Sir Gorge King who was then the superintendent of the garden. It has been designed over three sections.



The upper section is where you will see the various indigenous Himalayan plantation. The garden actually started from here to study the flora of Darjeeling Himalayan region. Subsequently plants from nearby Sikkim area like rhododendrons have also been added in this section. The Middle section is where there is a large collection of fern and conifer trees along with Alpine collections. There is also a separate greenhouse or a conservatory here that houses sections like the Cactus displaying some 150 species. Another great attraction here is the Orchiderium that has some 2,500 orchids on display and showcasing some 50 varieties. Most of the orchids have been brought in from the Singalila National Park which is located on the way to Sandakphu and at a short distance from Tumling.
Written 29 November 2019
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Raman G
Noida, India214 contributions
Off beat place, MUST try to visit
Apr 2019 • Couples
It was recommended by our Hotel Staff at Cedar Inn to visit these gardens. It was a very good decision that we made. We walked to the gardens, about 5 minutes down hill, from the main bus stand. They have three entrances from different directions. The entry fee is Rs 20 per pax. This place is not any local sight seeing tour itinerary, but should be. Though, remember that you will have to walk up hill and down hill. If you want in nature and a forest, visit this place. The place has high forest trees, well trimmed gardens, glass house (three) blooming with flowers, an orchid glass house (it was not the season when we visited). We spent about 1 hour at the place and enjoyed our nature walk. Because it is not on any local sight seeing itinerary, there are no crowds. Ideally, go for a picnic to this place. You will love it.
Written 21 April 2019
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itinerarirasta
Kolkata District, India144 contributions
needs maintenance
Nov 2018 • Friends
What could have been a real green lung in the heart of town and a good place for children and the elderly, is gloomy and forbidding; guarded by locks and tickets. We request the Gorkhaland administration to please look at parks elsewhere - as in kalimpong - and see what they can do by way of pruning the excessive foliage and also having a more open and friendly culture. Perhaps increasing the ticket prices might help.
Written 9 November 2018
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Dr Anshuman Das
Kurseong, India, Asia1,818 contributions
Below Eden hospital
Sep 2018 • Friends
Lovely garden . Far from the clogged , dirty roads of Darjeeling main town. Really worth a visit. Better than the Bengal Natural History Museum anyday.
Written 1 November 2018
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Jharna S
Mumbai, India425 contributions
A Gift from William Lloyd!!
May 2018 • Family
40 acres of land was gifted by the then owner of Lloyd's bank to make one of the most beautiful garden ever. There are about 50 varieties of orchids and about 150 varieties of cactus, Other then this you will find trees like the Birch, Fir, Oak,Chestnut,Weeping Willows etc.It was wonderful spending time here!!
Written 16 July 2018
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MandarinFox
London, UK17 contributions
I wish I didn't bother...
May 2018 • Couples
Perhaps we didn't find the main attractions of this garden but what we found there was very poor and really not worth the visit. The entry is not free as some guide books suggest and the main highlight of our visit was a thunderstorm which we were caught up in while there.
Written 18 May 2018
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tripson6
Chennai (Madras), India362 contributions
Botanist and nature lovers
Oct 2017 • Family
A must visit for botanist and nature lovers. Depending on the time of the year many flowers are blossomed here. This park is in a covered area of the forest.
Written 30 January 2018
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Bilaspur
Frankfort, MI116 contributions
An Ancient Glade, now Renovating
Oct 2017 • Family
A pleasant, if hilly - what goes down must go up - old park. Lovely orchid house and do note the massive wisteria planted in 1878 when the gardens were established by Mr. Lloyd. Now seems to be enjoyed mostly by young couples on a warm afternoon.
Written 3 January 2018
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SESNoVA
Annandale, VA401 contributions
A quiet oasis
Oct 2017 • Friends
Well worth the walk downhill (or uphill, depending on your starting point) to see the older trees, and the orchid house is wonderful.
Written 19 November 2017
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