Baldha Garden

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Baldha Garden
Type Botanical garden
Location Wari, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Area 3.15 acres (12,700 m2)
Created 1909
Operated by Department of Forestry, Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Open All year

Baldha Garden is an botanical garden which spans 3.15 acres (1.27 ha) of land located at Wari in the old part of the city of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It has a collection of 672 species of plants.[1] The Baldha Garden is now managed as a satellite unit of the National Botanical Garden by the Department of Forestry.

Baldha Garden is one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in Bangladesh. The garden is enriched with rare plant species collected from different parts of the world.

History[edit]

Baldah Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens established in this part of Bengal. Narendra Narayan Roy Chaudhury, landlord of the Estate of Baldah, began creating it in 1909 and continued to add to it until his death in 1943.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zia Uddin Ahmed (2012). "Baldah Garden". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Muntasir Mamun, Dhaka: Smriti Bismritir Nogory, Volume-2, Pg- 142-143, Annana Publications.
  • Cultural Survey of Bangladesh, Asiatek Society, Architecture, Asiatek Society of Bangladesh.

Coordinates: 23°43′06″N 90°25′04″E / 23.71833°N 90.41778°E / 23.71833; 90.41778