The garden is so organized that you connect the plants with the nakshatras or the planetary positions.
There are plants associated with Nav Grahas or nine planets that are worshiped by Hindus. There are Plants associated with each of the 12 signs of Zodiac and arranged in the form of an astrological chart. And of course, there is a circular arrangement with 27 spokes and the 27 plants associated with each Nakshatra.
Lotus ponds with colorful Lotuses and Lilies add their color to the mostly green surroundings. One of the lotus ponds even has a small bridge. Covered gazebos provide the much-needed respite from the heat.
A watchtower at the edge of the garden lets you have the top view of the gardens.
The biggest surprise was a huge labyrinth-like herbal garden on a gentle slope. I saw people standing at various points and clicking selfies – must say it was a tempting place for selfies. It is quite a creative approach to building an herbal garden where people can walk around and admire each and every plant.
Nakshatra garden is still being developed. For a change, I found a garden that was soaking in Indian ethos – be it with the plants here or with the formations or even with the artwork on the walls of the information center.
Entry – Free.