Garden with a Japanese touch


The Japanese garden at Jubilee Hills.–Photo: G. RAMAKRISHNA

The Japanese garden at Jubilee Hills.–Photo: G. RAMAKRISHNA

As part of its motley collection of theme based green spaces in the city, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has completed work on the Japanese Garden at Jubilee Hills close to Annapurna Studios road.

The civic body which already has 15 theme based parks such as Palm Garden at Malakpet, Bamboo Garden and Bougainvillea Garden in Jubilee Hills, has set up the new lung space spread over 3,500 square yards at a cost of nearly Rs.80 lakh. The urban biodiversity wing which recently completed the work has dotted the entire facility with motifs representative of gardens in Japan and gave it a look that is different from the other city gardens.

Green spaces have been created with foliage from more than 100 different species and it gets interspersed with water plants and stone benches. The last phase of work on all round pathways laid with granite stone has been done but for a final coat of paint and setting up the board, which is also getting ready in Japanese font, all the details have been attended to, according to the staff.

It has been pointed out that the gardens in Japan usually are not elaborate but laid out in informal and trimmed fashion and the same had been replicated here.

There are gazebos, 12 solar lamps, stone lanterns and a small design to be set up in typical Japanese style with chips, would be done by the time the facility gets inaugurated. A small water body and a smaller stone arched bridge add aestheticism to the garden.

The GHMC in its drive at creating green spaces in different parts of the city has a total of 49 major gardens apart from more than 520 parks at colony level. In view of the election code, the Japanese Garden would be inaugurated after the polls.

 

The facility has motifs representative of gardens in Japan

 

 

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