Kashmir’s Tulip garden to have European style patterns

Srinagar: This year visitors will get to witness beautifully arranged tulips here at Tulip Garden as are mostly found many gardens in Europe.
The department of Floriculture has planted the tulips in wave pattern and its water stream would be extended up to second terrace.
Shayiq Rasool who is Field Officer (FO) at Department of Floriculture said the number of tulip bulbs will be about 13 lakh this season. He said with the addition of four new varieties will be added to have 55 different varieties of tulips.
“The garden was a formal type earlier. Now, this season, we are stressing on wave patterns to make it more attractive. It will similar to gardens tulip gardens in Europe,” he said.
Some new elite varieties of daffodils, hyacinths and ranunculus would also be added this season.
“We are also working on different flower varieties also which can bloom in spring only,” he said.
The department has also appealed visitors not to bring any food inside the Garden to maintain its upkeep.
Deemed as Asia’s largest tulip garden, it is spread over an area of 30 hectares and is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan.

The Tulip garden has attracted many Bollywood film makers. The opening of the famous garden marks the beginning of tourist session in Kashmir.