45th Tree Appreciation Walk in Sagar Upvan (BPT Garden), Colaba, Mumbai on 8th Dec,13 : 1 post by 1 author.
Ephemerals of SGNP, Borivali, were the ‘Show Stopper’ of our previous Walks in the forest………since they have completed their short life cycle and gone back in the arms of mother nature……..we, once again, move to urban gardens of Mumbai ……Sagar Upvan (Bombay Port Trust Garden), Colaba has some very curious Cacti in their Glass House and around……..the Cacti has unique ways of surviving in the Deserts of America and have spread all over the world with the help of Man, who is always fascinated by their physical structure & flowers……… then there are Euphorbia plants, they are like Cactus…..succulent & thorny……..but they are not Cactus………many mysteries, myth & legends are connected with Cactus & Euphorbia……..it would be very interesting to find out which plants are Cacti & which are Euphorbia……. Moreover, in the garden, fruits of Chikrassy (Chukrasia tabularis) can be seen……these fruits are not seen by many………. Bakul is flowering profusely………..Kajra Strychnos nux vomica is laden with fruits……..We invite you all to take a Tree Appreciation Walk in Sagar Upvan, Colaba on 8thDec,13 with us to enjoy these nature’s bounty….
The 45th Tree Appreciation walk is on 8th Dec, 2013
Time: 7.30 am
Venue: Sagar Upvan, (Mumbai Port Trust Garden) near BEST Depot, Sassoon Docks, Colaba.
Meeting Point: Ticket Window (Please buy your own tickets Entry Fee Rs 2]
Duration of walk: 2 hours
Sagar Upvan commonly called BPT Garden is a 5 hacter botanical garden behind the Sassoon Dock area of Colaba. It is divided into sections of bamboos, figs, mangrove associates, flowering trees… and has more than 200species of plants on this reclaimed land. There is even a small glass house. 40 species of birds are noted. Acquatic birds species are attracted to adjacent water-front. Barn Owls and bats are sighted at dusk .
An in-house sewage treatment plant meets the garden’s water requirement.
Please see the attached file for the list of plants we will be sharing with you
Please go through Shubhada, Dinesh and travelpod websites for photographs of Sagar Upvan