Botanical Gardens are a major Tourist attraction for those who visit Ooty, one of the most popular Hill Stations of India. They sprawl over 50acre and lie on the lower slopes of Doddabetta peak, which is the highest point in Ooty. Marquis of Tweeddale established these Gardens in the year 1848.
The Gardens are formally laid out with Lily ponds and there are clipped bushes in the form of Elephants, with raised Trunks. One can find a thousand different species of Plants including some thirty types of eucalyptus in these Gardens. There is also a fossilized tree Trunk, which is said to be 20 million years old. Towards the eastern part of the Garden there is a Wooden House made of logs known as “Toda Mund”, which provides an excellent view.