Semmozhi Poonga is a botanical garden at the heart of Chennai managed by Horticulture department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. This is the first botanical garden in the city which was opened in the year 2010. The garden is located in the Cathedral Road–Anna Salai junction, opposite the American Consulate, on the erstwhile Drive-in Woodlands Hotel. The garden houses some of the popular exotic flora and rare plant species, medicinal and aromatic herbs and imported bonsai varieties from China and Thailand.
The garden features eight sub gardens displaying flora of different varieties, such as a tree court, children’s playground, mural walk and bonsai, herbal and exotic gardens, in addition to an artificial duck pond and also an amphy theatre. Located at the central business area of Chennai, the park attracts several visitor and film crews for filming in the location.
If you are wishing to get portraits of you or your companions with eye catching backgrounds. Or if you wish to spend an evening in a quiet and charm greenish environment. Sit, talk, laugh, talk and walk below the trees with your friends and family, then you are at most welcome to this place.
Name: Semmozhi Poonga
Address: Ellaiamman Colony, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600086, India
Opening Hours: For morning walkers from 6 am to 8 am and for visitors from 10 am through 8 pm on all days except Tuesdays
Vehicle Parking: Re.20
Adults: Re.15 per Head.
Camera (DSLR): Re.50
Places to Visit Near Semmozhi Poonga Chennai:
- Amba Skywalk
- St George’s Cathedral
- T Nagar, Ranganathan Street
- Marina Beach
- Armenian Church Of Virgin Mary
- Sathyam Cinemas
- Escape Cinemas
- Pondy Bazaar
- Express Avenue Mall
- San Thome Basilica, Mylapore
*image credit © to azeez_4u2 via Flickr
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