Munnar: The Munnar Botanical Garden which aims to provide entertainment with leisure and knowledge for the tourists is to be inaugurated today. In a colourful event presided over by S Rajendran MLA, the garden would be inaugurated by tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran at 2pm. The tourism department has spent aroundRead More →

Down to the garden gate … bucolic bliss at Barnsley House, Cirencester Barnsley House, Cotswolds Bucolic bliss awaits at Barnsley House hotel in Cirencester. Redesigned by Rosemary Verey in the 1950s, its 11 acres combine formal gardens, clipped yews, rock roses and mixed borders with an ornamental fruit and vegetable garden thatRead More →

Madhya Pradesh has embarked on an ambitious plan to develop 1,100 ‘climate-smart’ villages with an aim to prepare farmers to manage the climate change risks timely and ensure good productivity. “The government has been planning to develop 1,100 villages as climate-smart villages in a period of next six years,” stateRead More →

Bonsai plants offer an ideal way for urban residents to enjoy nature’s beauty at home. The word ‘bonsai’ is derived from the Japanese words ‘bon’ (meaning tray) and ‘sai’ (which means growing). So, bonsai literally means growing trees in trays. “Bonsai is an ancient horticultural art, through which, a replicaRead More →