Closed on Mondays.
Opens from February - March each year (dates & times are announced every year).
Spread over an area of 13 acres, the garden is a combination of the former Mughal style with that of the British architecture, designed by Sir Edwin Lutynes for Lady Harding. Two channels running North to South and two running East to West divide this garden into a grid of squares. There are six lotus shaped fountains at the crossings of these channels. Altogether, visiting this garden is a soothing pleasure to your eyes, a must visit when you are in Delhi.
The gardens comprise of three parts: the first is the Rectangular Garden immediately behind the main building. The second is the Long Garden, which leads on to the thirs section, The Circular Graden. The Rectangular Garden is a formal garden, which derived its treamnet from the water-gardens, a concept brought by the Mughals into Delhi. The skeleton is formed of four waterways, two north to south, two running from square basins immediately below the wondows of the Main House. The gardens end quite simply in the round pool in the middle of a sunken circle. This part is the Circular Garden also called the Pearl Garden and Butterfly Garden. Here is housed the collection of Bonsais,one of the best in the country.
In the evenings Peacock with their consorts can be seen leisurely moving around. Then there are Spotbiils, parrots, mynahs, dovesm piegons who bath and bask with an ease of manner that evokes envy and admiration in all onlookers. Few lucky ones have also spotted birds like cormorant, jay or a transiting stork.
This garden derives it's evergreen texture from Moulsri, Putranjiva Roxburgi, Cypress, Thuja Orientalis and China Orange trees, rose shrubs and a variety of climbers. The garden has more than 250 celebrated varieties of roses, which makes it one of the best Rose Gardens in the world. Roses flower throughout the year. We also have the rare green rose. 4,79,340 people have visited Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan during the period 15th February, 2013 to 20th March, 2013.