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
a nice article on Sagar Upvan
A spot of green at Colaba: Sagar Upvan aka BPT Garden
info about sewage recycling part
Hope to see you all,
c 88thTAW Sagar Upvan 12th November2017
Badminton ball Tree