DR.PANJABRAO DESHMUKH KRISHI VIDYAPEETH, AKOLA MAHARASHTRA,INDIA 

 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, NAGPUR
(Estd. 1906)
 

 

 

 


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GARDENS AND MAHARAJBAGH ZOO

 

Sr. No.

Name of Zoo/Gardens

1

4 Maharajbagh Zoo

2

4 Maharajbagh Garden

3

4 Telankhedi Garden

4

4 Satpuda Botanic Garden

 

SATPUDA BOTANIC GARDEN

 

    

About Satpuda Botanic Garden

Satpuda Botanic Garden” one of the Biodiversity park in India is established during the year 1995-2002 with the financial assistance of Rs 6 Crores from Government of Maharashtra under Nagpur Development Plan.

Project report was assigned for preparation to the NBRI, Lucknow a national laboratory under the set up of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. According to the aims and objectives various garden features, plant houses and other infrastructural facilities suggested by the expert committee, the project report was prepared and thereby the plan worked in the action in form of “Satpuda Botanic Garden

          The Satpuda Botanic Garden is a member of Botanic Garden Conservation International London.UK the since, 1997, and is having a  continue correspondent collaboration with BGCI. The Garden is opened for public from 1st January 2003 after inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, on dated 18th December 2002.

 

 

About site

          The Satpuda Botanic Garden is established on 25 ha. Of land adjacent to Telankhedi garden belonging to College of Agriculture, Nagpur under Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola. Nagpur district lies between 20o 35’ and 21o 44’ N latitude and 78o 15’ and 79o 40’ East longitude and stretched over an area of 9930 sq.km. The Botanic Garden has 3 hills and 2 valleys with beautiful pleasant surroundings of natural biodiversity. The soil strata of the garden are partially decomposed murum strata without top soil cover which was exposed due to erosion. To collect and maintain the different plant species at such a soil location is difficult task but the University has accepted a challenge and start a little with a progress to convert this into the largest and best biodiversity park in India.

 

 


 

OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES OF THE SATPUDA BOTANIC GARDEN

 

·         Repository of germplasm collection for having a wide genetic base with special reference to the representatives of plant species of ornamental, economic and educative importance including endangered and endemic taxa.

·         Enrichment of the garden with indigenous plant species of ornamental and commercial importance found in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state.

·         Developing know-how on Agro-technology on plant species of ornamental and economic importance.

·         Studies on biodiversity of plant species.

·         Supply of authentic plant material to Research Institutes, Universities and other organizations for the R & D work.

·         Organization and participation in flower shows and science exhibitions with a view to create awareness about plants among the general public, connoisseurs and scientific community.

·         Promotion of educational and environmental programme.

·         Training in ornamental horticulture and garden management at various levels.

·         Technical advice/ consultancy on horticulture and landscaping.

·         Dissemination of generated information through publications, scientific and popular literature, bulletins, media coverage, radio and television talks.

·         Providing recreational services for the general public of Nagpur region.

·         Interface between plant, Science and people.


 

FOCAL POINTS IN THE GARDEN

 

 

Viewer’s Gallery and Sky cafe

 

     It is an Elevated Storage Reservoir (ESR) located in the centre of the garden having 3.5 lakh liters capacity of water storage. It is one of the source of irrigation water which is filled with water from wells. It has inbuilt restaurant, viewer’s gallery and sky cafe.

 

 

Conservatory

 

      Conservatory is an essential component of the Botanic Garden especially under the subtropical conditions because it is very difficult to grow all types of house plants successfully in the open. The conservatory is constructed by using 75% shed net with the objective to cut the light intensity and to provide high relative humidity through fogging inside the house. Thus, a congenial clime tic condition is provided to plants for proper growth and development. At present 120 Nos. of species have been conserved.

     Apart from this one net house is erected to maintain spps. and nursery plants.

 

Fern house

 

          Considering the need of the climatic conditions required for the growth of ferns, a structure likewise with head covering of shed net is constructed. As ferns are important pteridophytic flora a special attention is made of conservation of different ferns species.

 

 

 

Cacti house

 

           A collection of varied species of cactus is maintained in and outside of the cacti house.

 

 

Cascade

     

      This is one of the most attractive recreation point maintained with palms and collection of different species of flowers and ornamental plants.

 

 

BOTANIC COLLECTION AND CONSERVATION

 

          The botanic conservation of the Satpuda Botanic Garden is displayed through their plantation at various locations so as to have collection of identical varieties/ types at appropriate locations considering the aesthetics and these are –

 

Ø   Arboretum

An arboretum is a well identified collection of trees and shrubs of indigenous and exotic origin meant for conservation, scientific research and education. It is the most significant component  of botanic garden and hence will occupy the largest area covering about 600 species  (trees and shrubs from 85 families)

 

Ø   Bambusetum

An area of about 1.5 ha is reserved under plantation of different bamboo species and verities and need to be collected maximum from all over the country.

Ø   Palmatum -      

      This is developed as a part of arboretum and 30 varieties of palm will be included in this section.

   

Ø  Rosarium-

           A collection of more than 200 varieties will be planted which will include H.T., Floribunda, Miniatures and climbing roses.

 

Ø  Bougainvillea -

Colorful bracts of bougainvillea are also fascinating. Its multicolor has made it most popular garden plant and all the sloppy areas are identified for bougainvillea  plantation of fragrant trees, shrubs, climbers etc.

Ø   Japanese Garden –

The location is having a natural landscape look enriched with the plantation of the different plant species, lawn, stream, bridge and other features. The site may need to be more beautiful with the plantation of varieties of shrubs and herbs.

Ø   Herbal garden –

Herbal plants are the bases of Ayurveda and Unani system of medicine. A herbal garden with the collection and under plantation of varied medicinal plant species including trees, shrubs and herbs (annuals, biannuals, perennials and climbers) is an important site of botanic garden. It is stretched over an area of about one hectare.

Ø   Aquatic garden

For conservation of aquatic plants, 2 water bodies have been created

Ø   Plant nursery-

Plant nursery is an important activity of the Botanic Garden. The work of multiplication of these plants is being in operation in this nursery.

 

Ø   Rare and Endangered plant section

This section needs to be established and developed for ex- situ conservations of rare endangered plants. It is proposed to develop a separate section for these plants.

Ø   Poly houses

Two poly houses of 250 and 500 sq.m.  have been developed. The poly houses are under the plantation of gerbera and Dutch roses the most attractive and high value cut flowers. The plantation of other high value flower crops like Anthurium, Orchids in these poly houses will be undertaken.

 

Sr. No.

Sections

Planted

1

Arboretum

600 (85 families)

2

Conservatory

120 spps.

3

Cacti and Succulents

25 spps.

4

Rosarium

500 varieties

5

Bougainvillea

10 spps.

6

Mango

60 var.

7

Dryland

11 spps.

8

Scented

10 spps.

9

Herbal

83 spps.

10

Fern

20 spps.

11

Bambusetum

7 spps.

12

Palmetum

30 types

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

Contact Person:

 

Professor of Horticulture and Officer Incharge,

Satpuda Botanic Garden,

Near Futala Lake, Vayusena nagar,

Dr.PDKV, College of Agriculture,

Nagpur – 440033

Maharashtra, India

Phone : +91 0712

Fax : +91 0712-2554820

Website: http://www.pdkvacn.ac.in

 

 

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                     

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