It’s a saying in Mumbai…..”बाग़ों मे बाग़ रानी चा बाग़”

Yes I am talking about Rani Bagh…. Victoria Garden….Pride of Mumbai… which has the combination of poetry and mystery with a feeling of serenity and joy….. though the BMC is hell-bent turning it into a Prani Sangrah… Zoo… but in spirit and truth it is a Botanical garden with more than 250 species of majestic & rare trees. Amherstia nobilies, Sita Ashok, Mahua, Yellow Silk cotton  profusely flowering…. We invite you all for a Tree Appreciation walk in Rani Bagh on 26th Feb,17. 

Our 80th Tree walk on Sunday 26th Feb, 2017                 

Venue:  Ranibagh also called Byculla Zoo, [VJB Udyan]

Time:  8.00  a.m.

Duration of walk:  3 hours

Meeting Point: We will be informing you later as the main entrance  is not yet opened to public. We enter from the Patanwala road,  which is also known as side entrance. But we are hopeful that after election on 21st Feb, main gate may be opened for public by 26th February.

The Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan or simply Ranibagh or Byculla Zoo to Mumbai residents, is a botanical garden. It has more than 3000 trees [ 276 species].

We will sending the list of the trees which we plan to show during our Walk,  in few days.

Hope to see you all,


80th Tree Appreciation Walk at Rani Bagh on 26th February at 8 am : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)  

We are happy and pleased to inform you that Dr Ashok Kothari, the President of Friends of Tree, has taken special permission from the Director of Rani Bagh, to enter the Bagh from the Main Enterance at 8 O clock in the morning on 26th February for our Tree Appreciation Walk. The main gate is closed to public as renovation is going on in the Rani Bagh.
Myself & Dr Usha will be there at the main gate at 7.45 am sharp…. the ticket window is not yet shifted to main entrance so we will be buying the tickets at the end of Tree Walk.
One more important point, the car parking is NOT ALLOWED in the the garden, please park you car out side the Massina Hospital but as far as possible avoid bringing car. The Rani Bagh is very close to Byculla station on the Central train line and Mahalaxi Station on the Western line.
Hope to see you all at Rani Bagh…..carry water, wear topi & hide some interesting food in your bag (as etables not allowed in side the garden)…..but whats the fun in being an Indian if we dont break some rules….😁