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Kolkata city is gifted with some of the ethereal gardens in the state of West Bengal. The fertile plains, that are nourished by River Hooghly have rich vegetation in the form of plants and trees. The gardens of Kolkata as such provide the natural habitat to a vast species of plants. These gardens make up ideal places, an egress to the fast and cranky city life. Some of these precious gifts have been preserved and are being maintained by the state governing agencies. These wonderful places include Eden Gardens, Indian Botanical Gardens, Horticulture Gardens and Zoological Gardens.

The famous gardens of Kolkata are outcomes of some ardent efforts undergone by their founders. The Eden Gardens, created by two sisters - relatives of Lord Auckland, house a number of features including replete trees and shrubs, a Burmese Pagoda and an artificial lake. Indian Botanical Gardens and Horticulture Gardens have thousands of plant species rooted in them. On the grounds of Indian Botanical Garden stand the massive banyan tree with the largest canopy in the world.The garden has as many as 12,000 living plants. The Horticulture Gardens contain a large number of ferns and medicinal plants. The Zoological Gardens, as the name suggests, provides the habitat to a number of animal species. Some chief attractions of the garden are the Bengal Tiger, rare migratory birds, reptile house and a children zoo.

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