Garden Of Five Senses – Places To Visit In Delhi

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Pink Dahlia flower, Garden of Five Senses
Pink Dahlia flower

Garden of Five Senses happens to be my first post from Gurgaon. Yes, I am back in Delhi, Gurgaon to be precise, almost after seven years and the place has changed beyond recognition.

Garden of Five Senses, Delhi

Pink Rose flower
Pink Rose flower

I often find myself struggling to make my way through the maze created partially by time and partially by upcoming constructions especially the metro. During my last stint in NCR, I do not remember exploring it too much, the reasons I am unable to think. But now after having a taste of wandering in the south, coupled with the fact that I have bandwidth on hand, I keep looking out for interesting things that can be done in NCR.

Red Rose flower, Garden of Five Senses
Red Rose flower

One such search led me to Garden of Five senses, Delhi. I visited the garden almost a month back when it was hosting a festival and appropriately a flower festival. This relatively new garden is located in Said-Ul-Azaib village, in the Mehrauli heritage area. To reach this place you have to crawl through quite a bit of traffic. Apparently, sometime down the line, a metro line should take you straight to the garden.

Garden Details

Floral creatives
Floral creatives

Designed to stimulate our five senses with its attractions like the touch, smell, hear and see our natural surroundings and taste some good food in the restaurants on its premises. A leisure space for the public, a place to socialize and unwind in the megapolis.

Wind Chimes
Wind Chimes

It is spread in about 20 acres of land, not too big for a garden. But then not too small considering the location it is in. There are interesting animal figures created with steel and hedging plants, displaying topiary skills. There is a bit of a touch of Mughal era, through the terraced garden with slow flowing water, there are walkways that spiral across the garden. This can at times can create the feeling of being lost and losing your way. There are a variety of plants. There are paths created to pamper your sense of smell, where you can walk and smell the surrounding plants.

Folk artist performing at Garden of 5 Senses, Delhi
Folk artist

The natural terrain provides a good backdrop of rocks, you can actually climb some of them and get an over the top view of seemingly distant Delhi. There are occasional art pieces scattered around the garden, mostly made out of metal. At times made of clay and stone. There is a solar park that displays various vehicles and equipment that run on solar energy.

Praying Kids sculptures
Praying Kids sculptures

A variety of plant species including the local varieties are maintained/developed there. Small but specialized zones in the park are:

  • Khas Bagh – inspired by Mughal Gardens
  • Color Garden – Pathway depicting the composition of natural colors
  • Neel Bagh – Pools of Water Lillies
  • Bamboo court
  • Central Plaza
  • Herbal Gardens
  • Cactii court
  • Aromatic gardens
  • Zen gardens
  • Butterfly zone
  • Solar Energy Park

Art Work

Red White Dahlia flower, Garden of Five Senses
Red White Dahlia flower

There are several artworks on display in the gardens representing an amalgamation of modern and traditional art by the established masters and young artists.

African Daisy flower
African Daisy flower

Functions

Folk art performance at Garden of 5 Senses, Delhi
Folk art performance

Garden of Five senses is not only interestingly named, but it has also been planned as a venue for public functions like hosting musical shows in the perfect natural surroundings. There is a small amphitheater built with rustic sandstone tiles which can be used for events with a small audience. There are fountains that can provide respite from heat during summers. And also provide a romantic backdrop for musical evenings. Besides cultural events, this place is also popularly used for food festivals, Delhi tourism festivals, and dandiya.

Ruby Ball flower
Ruby Ball flower
Commercial Viability
Floral Treat at Garden of Five Senses, Delhi
Floral Treat

To make the place commercially viable, there are a couple of high-end restaurants in the premises and retail space which is still under construction. A few stores already operating out of this place are upmarket ones, belonging to designers and some of the interesting concepts. There was one store which had merchandise made out of old newspapers, all kinds of things including curtains and stuff for daily use. I would look forward to more such concept stores, though they are awfully expensive for an average pocket.

Gazania Flower
Gazania Flower

Timings and Entry Ticket

Pink Hollyhock flower, Garden of Five Senses, Delhi
Pink Hollyhock flower

There is an entry ticket which is quite nominal. But once you are in the place it appears to be designed to cater to the upper section of the society leading to a bit of dichotomy.

Open on all days of the week.

9 AM to 7 PM April to September

9 AM to 6 PM October to March

Do enquire before you go. Developed by Delhi Tourism Development Corporation and inaugurated in 2003.

Photography Charges

Riot of Floral colors
A riot of Floral colors

A nominal fee is charged for carrying a camera inside. However, permission for a professional photo shoot on the premises would cost significantly higher. Do check accordingly.

Sun Dial
Sun Dial

Address

Garden of Five Senses Delhi: Near Saket Metro Station, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Said Ul Ajaib Village, Mittal Garden, Sainik Farm, New Delhi – 110030

Contact Number: 011 – 29536401

Flower Show at Garden of Five Senses

Flowers blooming
Flowers blooming

When we went to the Garden of Five Senses a flower festival was going on. We got an opportunity to see and click a lot of colorful flowers which were in full bloom. Strolling among a huge variety of garden flowers on the show is itself worth the time & very refreshing from the city life. Sharing some of the pictures.

Colorful flowers
Colorful flowers

At the fag end of Delhi winters, the flower show is held here. A competitive display of garden flowers of various colors and color combinations are kept on display by the participants like the corporates, nurseries, individuals, flower seed marketers etc. Some of them also have stalls selling the plants and seeds of flowering plants. You may buy them for your personal gardening hobbies etc. Colorful flowers like Dahlias, Roses, Daisies, Gazanias, Primrose, Cosmos, Pansies etc and many varieties of Cactus can be seen during the show. There are prizes to be won for the best gardening flowers.

Pink Hollyhock flower
Pink Hollyhock flower

Nice Outing

A nice place for once in a year visit, when the weather is just perfect in Delhi for an outing. Every February The Garden of 5 Senses hosts tourism festivals like flower exhibitions contests, food festivals, different Melas, Dandiya festivals and folk music program. The weather is also perfect at this of the time of year to spend a day amidst nature enjoying the best that the garden exhibits.

Pink Rose
Pink Rose

Delhi Tourism site says the Garden has been designed to the imagery suggested by the name Garden of Five Senses. Colour, fragrances, texture, and form all come together in an evocative bouquet that awakens the mind to the beauty of life and invokes a grateful prayer for the gift of sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.

Orange colored Rose flower
Orange colored Rose flower

On a lazy day, if this area is not too far from where you stay, you can go for a stroll or have a nice meal in the natural surroundings. Recommend you spend half a day during weekends in this beautiful garden in the right season.

Floral Giraffe during the Flower Show
Floral Giraffe during the Flower Show

Recommend you to read following Delhi Walking Tours, Travel Blog posts I have covered.

Anandgram: Sanskriti Museum of Terracotta, Everyday Art & Textiles

Exploring the Red Fort at Old Delhi

Jama Masjid, Meena Bazaar, Chawri Bazaar & Nai Sarak

Walking from Turkman Gate to Ajmeri Gate

The Spiritual Trail at Old Delhi

5 COMMENTS

  1. I was in Delhi but never been there as a visitors. Last of April I am visiting. And now will visit delhi as a visitor.

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