Mughal Garden

  • Address: Presidents Estate, Church Road, New Delhi, Delhi (state) 110001
  • Phone: 011 23320342
  • Transit: South Avenue

Mughal Gardens occupies an important place in Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. One of the most striking features of this garden was that some of the plants and flowers that were beginning to become extinct in other parts of the country are found in plenty here. The different hues, patterns and sizes of flowers attract many tourists to this garden.

Designed by Sir Edward Lutynes for Lady Harding, this park is set up on a sprawling area of 13 acres and is a perfect blend of the Mughal and British designs. The richness and high standard of the Mughal styles are obvious in the exquisite fountains, terraces and canals that are found in the gardens.

Design of the Garden

There are three beautiful gardens that are circular in shape within the Mughal gardens. They are the Pearl Garden, Circular Garden and Butterfly Garden. The canal structure is designed in such a way that a couple of them run across North to South and a couple of them run across East to West. At the intersection of each of these canals, there are 6 exquisite fountains in the shape of a lotus. This structure has all the richness that is symbolic of Mughal style. The garden also has two lush and green lawns – Central and Eastern Lawns. The Central Lawn is the bigger of the two and is in the shape of a square where each side measures up to 45m. The Eastern Lawn, on the other hand, is in the shape of a rectangle. Both these lawns have generous toppings of “doob” grass that was brought all the way from Belvedere Estate in Kolkata when the gardens were set up. The garden is known for its beautiful shrubs, flowering trees like Bougainvillea, Marigold, Sweet William and creepers like Rangoon Creepers and Climbing Roses.


One of the major attractions of Mughal Gardens is the huge variety of roses that are found here. In this garden, there are around 250 different types of roses, making it one of the biggest in the world. These roses are brought from places far across the globe. Black roses are brought from Oklahoma. There are exquisite varieties of blue and green roses as well. An interesting point to note is that these rose plants are named after some of the important people in the world like Mother Teresa, Abraham Lincoln, Bhim, Arjun, Jawahar, John F Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Dr. BP Pal, Montezuma and many more.

When the winter season sets it, the gardens prove to be a remarkable sight as there are various shrubs like Calendula, Alyssum, Portilaca, Linaria, Larkspur and Gaznia grown in neat arrangements. Dahlia, Chrysanthemum, Aster, Sweet Pea etc. are some of the other yearly shrubs that grow here in different heights and hues.

Mughal Gardens is also home to some of the beautiful birds and avian beings. The rich and varied color of the flowering plants and the rhythmic sounds of these birds make these gardens a must visit place. Peacocks exhibit their excellent feathers in evenings and a lapwing is also seen here. The garden is also the residing place for ducks, parrots, mynahs, pigeons and doves.


Mughal Gardens can be visited by public only during February and March. It is open on all days of the week except Mondays. The place is thronged by hundreds of visitors who come here to enjoy the natural beauty in the short time that is open for public. This place serves a perfect place for enjoying small picnics as a family.

Timings: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

How to Reach Mughal Gardens

By Metro

Central Secretariat is the closest metro station to the Mughal Gardens.

By Air

Indira Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport.

By Rail

New Delhi Railway station is the closet railway station.


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