The 88th Tree Appreciation walk @Mumbai Port Trust Garden Colaba Sunday 12th November, 2017

Hi Friends
Forest days are over….now we move over to our city gardens. Our next walk is in Sagar Upvan [akka B.P.T.Garden] Sagar Upvan is a paradise in our concrete jungle. Once you enter it you do not feel you are in Mumbai!. And you will find Scaevola taccada only in BPT. No where else in Mumbai & they are flowering at the moment. So you are all invited to take a tree appreciation walk on Sunday12th November to experience this paradise.

The 88th Tree Appreciation walk is on Sunday12th November, 2017
Time: 8 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 hectares botanical garden behind the Sassoon Dock area of Colaba. It is divided into sections of bamboos, figs,xerophytes 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. Aquatic 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 go through Shubhada & Dinesh’s websites for photographs of Sagar Upvan

Sita Ashok_Saraca asoca_सीता अशोक_Caesalpiniaceae

Artocarpus altilis

a nice article on Sagar Upvan

A spot of green at Colaba: Sagar Upvan aka BPT Garden

info about sewage recycling part
http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-sagar-upvan-garden-in-colaba-to-introduce-nature-train-1550906#

Hope to see you all,

TAW Team

c 88thTAW Sagar Upvan 12th November2017

No

Common Name

Botanical Name

Family

1

Papaya

Carica papaya

Caricaceae

2

Kevada

Pandanus odoratissimus

Pandanaceae

3

Bhendi

Thespesia populnea

Malvaceae

4

Undi

Calophyllum inophyllum

Clusiaceae

5

Arthaphul

Scaevola taccada

Goodeniaceae

6

Samudraphal

Barrintonia asiatica

Barringtoniaceae

7

Seagrapes

Coccoloba uvifera

Polygonaceae

8

Lantana

Lantana camara

Verbenaceae

9

Rosita

Ravenia spectabilis

Ruraceae

10

Mulberry

Morus alba

Moraceae

11

Cher

Erinocarpus nimmonii

Tiliaceae

12

Castor/Erand

Ricinus communis

Euphorbiacea

13

Candle Tree

Prmentiera cerifera

Bignoniaceae

14

Badminton ball Tree

Parkia biglandulosa

Mimosaceae

15

Ratangunj

Adenanthera pavonina

Mimosaceae

16

Kasod

Senna siamea

Caesalpiniaceae

17

Bimbal

Averrhoa bilimbi

Averrhoaceae

18

Chamoli

Bauhinia foveolata

Caesalpiniaceae

19

Black Pearl

Harpullia zanquebarica

Sapindaceae

20

Akash Chameli

Millingtonia hortensis

Bignoniaceae

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