HYDERABAD: Finally, the ‘Rose Garden’ developed adjacent to Sanjeevaiah Park on the Necklace Road would be opened to public from Tuesday after a gap of about two years.
It would be inaugurated by deputy CM Mahmood Ali in the presence of IT minister KTR and others on Tuesday.
The rose garden was completed about two years ago but could not be opened as chief minister KCR could not find time to inaugurate it. Thanks to the ensuing polls to GHMC, the jinxed Garden would finally be opened to public.
Visitors who will be thronging the garden, will get a chance to have a glimpse of a variety of roses. The Garden was developed by Buddha Purnima Project (BPP) wing of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) in a sprawling 5.5 acres at a cost of Rs 3.25 crore and houses 11,500 rose plants of 650 varieties.
The garden will be opened daily from 9 am to 6 pm. The entry fee for general visitors into Sanjeevaiah park and Rose Garden is Rs 10 per person, Rs 5 for a child, for groups above 50 members, Rs 5 each would be collected. For morning walkers entry fee would be Rs 5 or Rs 75 for a monthly pass.
Hundreds of visitors who were coming to Sanjeevaiah Park and Necklace Road were keen on visiting the garden but were turned away by the staff as it was not inaugurated. The BPP has been spending more than Rs 2 lakh per month for its maintenance besides staff salaries.
The garden, located in the heart of the city, will become a favourite destination for people who visit the park. The varieties of rose plants that have been planted have been brought from different parts of India.
The garden has collection of roses that include rosa santana, hybrid tea roses, miniature roses, ramblers, polyanthas, floribunda, papagena and roses of unusual colours like green, black, red, pink, white, yellow, orange burgundy roses, rosa grandiflora, creepers and climbers etc.
The rose garden is unique for its compact manner of development with hard landscape along with fountains and walking pathways to ensure that visitors do not trample the grass.