Lloyd's Botanical Garden

Lloyd's Botanical Garden, or Darjeeling Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden in Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. On its charming laid out terraces grow the alpine plants, arum lilies, geraniums, spectacular azaleas, tree-ferns and conifers, collected from Europe have come the hawthorn, blackberry, broom, horse, chestnut, ash, birch, lilac etc. from China and Japan, cryptomerias; plums, cherries, magnolias and maples weeping willows and deodars; from Africa, the Cape, Bulbon plants and the cypress; from America, magnolia grandiflora and jurriferus bermudiana from Australia and New Zealand, silver and black wattle, the silver oak, the blue gum and eucalyptus. The Cactii and Sacculents section is housed in a separate conservatory with 150 species on display. The varied collection of orchids has developed 50 rare varieties, the Orchidarium housing 2,500 plants. Inside the conservatory, begonias in bloom weave an attractive mosaic of multi-coloured splendour.