Lloyd's Botanical Garden

Lloyd's Botanical Garden, or Darjeeling Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden in Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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History

Lloyd's Botanical Garden was established in 1878 when 40 acres (160,000 m2) of land was acquired at Darjeeling to form a botanic garden as a distant annexe of the Calcutta Botanical Garden. The land was provided by William Lloyd, in whose name the botanical garden has been named.

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The Darjeeling Botanical Garden preserves several species of bamboo, oak, magnolia, arisaema, cotoneaster, wild geranium, and rhododendronforest native plants of the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, Sikkim region, and other neighbouring regions. Also, several exotic plants are preserved. The Cacti and Succulent collection of 150 species is displayed in the Conservatory. The collection of native Orchids from the Singalila Ridge in present-day Singalila National Park is rare and notable.

The Indian Botanical Garden Network's Garden code ascribed for this garden is WB-DBG.

References

Places of Interest in Darjeeling, Darjeelingnews.net. URL accessed on 8 May 2006.

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Coordinates: 27°02′41″N 88°15′46″E / 27.0446°N 88.2629°E / 27.0446; 88.2629