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Agri Horticultural Garden

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» Timing- 7.00 A.M. To 11.00 A.M. & 3.00 P.M. To 5.00 P.M.
» Closed- On Wednesday upto 11.00 A.M. And on Thursday, office is open from 9.00 A.M. To 1.30 P.M.
» Address- The Agri Horticultural Society of India
1, Alipore Road,
Kolkata - 700 027, India
Phone : 91 - 33 - 2479 1713 / 0834 Fax : 91 - 33 - 2479 3580
e-mail : ahsi@vsnl.net
website : www.agrihorticultureindia.com

Location
Agri Horticultural Garden, Kolkata is situated in Alipore, adjacent to Zoological Garden.

About the Garden
Agri Horticultural Garden was founded by William Carey in 1820. It has a flower garden, greenhouses, a research laboratory and a library. It houses a massive collection of plants and flowers. It has a significant collection of botanical varieties with facilities for gardeners and plant/flower lovers. Courses on gardening and cultivation of certain species are offered to the general public from time to time. There is also a well-equipped library. Housed in a sprawling estate, this oasis of colours presents a rare harmony between man and nature. A large variety of ferns and medicinal plants are grown in the Society's gardens. Thousands of fruits and flowers are seen here, and may also be bought at the nursery. It organizes annual flower shows in winter and imparts training in horticulture which is a major seasonal attraction.

Move further towards the South western side of the garden of Alipore gate. All on a sudden you will discover yourself in a different atmosphere where you see the natural fountain as coming down from the hills having beautiful trees around, children's joy rides and a pond with paddling boat for a joyous water ride. The horticulture gardens in the heart of the city is a popular avenue for the flower and other exhibitions.

Infrastructure of the Garden
You will find all these sections in the garden such as Research Laboratory, Tissue Culture Laboratory, Green Houses, Training Centre, Nurseries, Hostel facilities for Students of Carey's Institute, Library, Conference Hall, Administrative Office, Secretarial Residential Complex.

Nearby Attraction
If you are exploring Agri Horicultural Garden, you must visit its nearby attraction like National Library and Zoological Garden. In order to make your tour to Kolkata more excited.

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