With the very first Bamboo garden of Mumbai, Located inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Nearest Railway Station Borivali), A strong message of togetherness to save the planet and improve the greenery has been sent across 32 countries as Consul generals of all these countries planted varieties of species of Indian Bamboo saplings inside national park bamboo garden.
It will surely reflect a strong message towards mother nature around the globe. Let us understand the location, species, usage, and other details of these trees inside the Bamboo garden in the city…
National Park Bamboo Garden
SGNP (Sanjay Gandhi National Park) which is located not far from Borivali railway station (East) is one of the major green belt and a famous tourist destination of Mumbai city. Adding to the beauty are these Bamboo plantations and a great learning opportunity for citizens, Specially for school children with its important and wide usage. Mumbai’s first Bamboo garden named ‘Bambusteum’ is open to the public and ready right inside this beautiful national park. That marked the starting year of Bamboo garden 2018 with ‘World Green Convergence’ and showed a strong togetherness of all 32 countries for a better green future for this planet.
This 2.5 acres (About 3 hectares) bamboo plantation zone is located at the ‘Tumnipada’ area, a distance of about 2 Kilometers from the main entry gate of National Highway Entry, Starting point of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. In August of 2018, the plantation work of this Botanical garden was started and now about 97 species of Bamboo trees are bought from around various cities and states of India like West Bengal, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh which has highest species of these trees, Meghalaya and Sikkim.
All this in a perfect location of Mumbai Suburb to study everything in detail about Bamboo trees, Various species, Plantation related, etc all in one place at this garden. Most of all are native species and also which are found in other countries around the world. Some of the rare species of bamboo can also be seen here making ‘Bambusetum’ single-point access to Bamboo studies for students staying in nearby locations like Thane, Navi Mumbai, Palghar District, etc.
Organizations related to Bamboo trees and related such as the National Bamboo Mission (NBM), Bamboo Society of India (BSI), National Mission for Bamboo Application (NMBA), Maharashtra Bamboo Development Board (MBDB) are all in support and many are part of this newly formed body called ‘Bamboo Promotion Foundation of Maharashtra’ which will focus and promote usage of Bamboo products in replacement of traditionally used teak wood and others which has adhered effects of tree cuttings in India.
Bamboo Species and Usage
As said, 97 species from various part of the country has been brought to this unique Bamboo garden of Mumbai. Few of them are as tall as 40 meters and are known to be the tallest around the world and a few others are about 20 to 30 meters in height.
North-East states like Manipur has ‘Dendrocalamus Sikimenasis’ bamboo trees which are known to be the tallest one and are used for home décor and furnishing products like Sofa, Beds and also for making utensils, etc like buckets, vase, matting and also as water piping at such locations.
Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh have ‘Balcooa’ and ‘Vulgaris’ bamboo species and are called ‘Bambusa’ locally. They grow 20 to 30 meters tall and are so strong that they are used to build houses and their foundation and also to build tunnels. Alternately, these trees are major used for day-to-day life purposes things related to Hunting, Fishing, and Fuel. All these species can now be seen in Borivali national park’s Bamboo garden.
One of the main species found in Maharashtra state is called ‘Bambusa Bambos’ which are major used for fencing houses and since they are called ‘Indian Thorns’, They are also used as defense sticks. From Chattisgarh, a Bamboo species which can now be seen in Mumbai park called ‘Dendrocalamus Brandisii’ are major used to make handicrafts and Baskets to store things.
Garden Location Address
Address : Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400066 (Just 5 minutes in Auto and 15 Minutes walking distance from Railway station).
Contact : +91-22-28860362 / +91-22-28860389.
Bamboo Garden Location : Tumnipada, 2 Km Inside National Park Main Gate on National Highway.
For Nature Information Center call on +91-22-28868686.
Car Parking is Available inside, Rental Cycles are also available.
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