Baldha Garden,Dhaka 2/2010

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F. Zaman on July 27, 2010

Baldha Garden is an enriched botanical garden which spans 3.15 acres of land located at Wari in the old part of the city of Dhaka.It is one of the oldest botanical gardens established in this part of Bengal. Baldha Garden has rich collection of 672 species of plants. The naturalist, philanthropist and poet Narendra Narayan Roy Chaudhury, landlord of the Estate of Baldah, established the garden on his own property in 1909. It is divided into two units. The larger unit is named Cybele after the Greek nature goddess of fertility. The smaller unit, Psyche meaning 'soul'. Chaudhury passionately enriched the garden with rare plant species collected from different parts of the world until his death in 1943. The collection of the garden is classified into seven categories - orchids, cacti, conservatory plants, aquatic plants, roses, rockery and wall plants, arboretum, and miscellaneous flora. The garden has about 15,000 plants representing 672 species. Many of these are exotic and rare plants. The flora of the garden represents collections from over 50 different countries.To enjoy the floristic beauty of the garden a rest house-cum amphitheater, called the Joy House, was built in the garden. It has been visited by many celebrities, including the a Nobel Laureate,poet Rabindranath Tagore whose poem 'Camellia', a plant introduced from Japan, was actually written while he was staying in the Joy House.

乾龍 on July 28, 2010

Very nice shot

I like it

Warm greetings Qianlong

F. Zaman on August 4, 2010


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  • Uploaded on July 27, 2010
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ7
    • Taken on 2010/07/23 16:51:09
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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