Fancying the lands of the capital city of Haryana, Chandigarh, The Zakir Hussain Rose Garden commenced in the year 1967. The garden was created and ornamented under the guidance and supervision of the first Chief Commissioner of Chandigarh, Dr. M. S. Randhawa. This beautiful rose garden, as the name clearly suggests, is a rose garden and is named after one of India’s great presidents, Dr. Zakir Hussain. Another jewel in the crown of this garden is that it is the largest Rose garden in the entire continent of Asia.
The park occupies a total of 27 acres of the land of Haryana. There are over 1600 varieties of roses, represented in more than 17,000 plants. There are rows of roses of different colors and textures, with fragrances so sweet, in the garden. The rose plants are grown and fabricated in a special manner, so as to make the simple rose plants look even more special. Rather than the beauty of the roses, the zakir hussain rose garden seems adorned more due to the manicured designs and patterns in which the rose plants are set. Roses of different colors and shades, right from the scarlet to yellow to purple to black, as well as the blazing magentas and fire yellows, and also with soothing shades of baby pink and limes, intriguing the visitors to give out eye popping and jaw dropping expressions. The grass and other greens in the garden are well trimmed to give a perfect backdrop to the scenic beauty of the colorful roses. Yet, the turfs seem as fresh, lush and radiant green as one witnessed by the countryside. The whole picturesque seems as if it is a decorated lawn for the most special wedding in the universe.
To add to the grandeur of the zakir hussain rose garden, as well as the wonderful rose plants and the fresh green lawns, there are a number of fountains in the garden. These are not ordinary fountains that sprinkle water to a height. There are lights studded besides the water pipes in the core of the fountain, which turn on and keep flickering to the beat of the music which plays in the garden, as the day wears its evening gown to celebrate the night. Some of these fountains are found surrounding the flower patches and garlands, so as to highlight the scarlets of the roses to a greater charm as it could be possible. The garden is managed under the Chandigarh tourism department and is taken utmost care to ensure the preservation of longevity and charm of the most beautiful of the plants and flowers on Earth. A visit to the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden in Haryana is one of those memorable experiences of one’s lifetime.