Bambusteum – Bamboo Garden Inside Borivali National Park Mumbai

“Discover the enchanting ‘Bambusteum’, Mumbai’s very own Bamboo garden nestled within the serene Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Nearest Railway Station Borivali). This extraordinary haven has not only captivated the hearts of locals but has also united 32 countries in a powerful mission to preserve our planet and enhance its verdant beauty. The Consul generals from these nations have graciously planted a diverse array of Indian Bamboo saplings within this sanctuary.

This remarkable initiative serves as a resounding testament to our collective responsibility towards Mother Nature, resonating across continents. Let us embark on a journey to explore the location, species, uses, and other fascinating details of these magnificent trees within the heart of our bustling city…”

Bamboo Trees
Bamboo Trees

National Park Bamboo Garden

SGNP (Sanjay Gandhi National Park) Located just a stone’s throw away from Borivali railway station (East), this enchanting spot stands as a prominent green oasis and a renowned tourist hotspot within the bustling city of Mumbai.

Inaugurating the year 2018, the Bamboo Garden emerged as a symbol of unity and environmental consciousness. The ‘World Green Convergence’ brought together 32 countries, showcasing their commitment towards a greener future for our planet. This remarkable initiative not only adds to the allure of the national park but also provides an incredible learning experience, especially for school children, who can explore the vast applications and significance of bamboo. Step inside Mumbai’s very own ‘Bambusteum’ and witness the magic of this first-of-its-kind bamboo plantation, open to the public and waiting to inspire all who visit.

Located in the ‘Tumnipada’ area, approximately 2 kilometers away from the main entry gate of National Highway Entry, this bamboo plantation zone spans 2.5 acres (around 3 hectares). The plantation work at this Botanical garden began in August 2018, with a collection of about 97 species of Bamboo trees sourced from different cities and states across India, including West Bengal, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Sikkim.

Bamboo Handicraft
Bamboo Handicraft

Discover the ultimate destination in Mumbai Suburb to delve into the fascinating world of Bamboo trees. This garden offers an ideal location to explore various species, delve into plantation techniques, and learn everything in detail about these magnificent plants. Immerse yourself in the beauty of native species, as well as those found in different countries across the globe.

Moreover, this extraordinary ‘Bambusetum’ showcases rare bamboo species that are a sight to behold. It serves as a convenient hub for students residing in nearby areas like Thane, Navi Mumbai, Palghar District, and more, providing them with unparalleled access to the captivating realm of Bamboo studies.

Various organizations, such as the National Bamboo Mission (NBM), Bamboo Society of India (BSI), National Mission for Bamboo Application (NMBA), and Maharashtra Bamboo Development Board (MBDB), are actively supporting and participating in the newly established ‘Bamboo Promotion Foundation of Maharashtra.’ This foundation aims to promote the utilization of Bamboo products as an alternative to traditionally used teak wood and other materials, which have detrimental effects on deforestation in India.

Bamboo Garden Species

97 species from different regions of the country have been introduced to this one-of-a-kind Bamboo garden in Mumbai. Some of them reach heights of up to 40 meters, making them the tallest in the world, while others range from 20 to 30 meters tall.

In the North-Eastern states such as Manipur, you can find the impressive ‘Dendrocalamus Sikkimensis’ bamboo trees, known for being the tallest in the region. These bamboos are utilized for various home d├ęcor and furnishing items like Sofas, Beds, as well as for crafting utensils such as buckets, vases, matting, and even for water piping in the area.

Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh are home to the ‘Balcooa’ and ‘Vulgaris’ bamboo species, locally referred to as ‘Bambusa’. These bamboos can grow up to 20 to 30 meters in height and are incredibly sturdy, making them ideal for constructing houses, foundations, and even tunnels.

These trees serve a variety of purposes in daily life, such as for Hunting, Fishing, and Fuel. You can spot all these species in Borivali national park’s Bamboo garden.

In Maharashtra, the ‘Bambusa Bambos’ species is commonly used for fencing houses and known as ‘Indian Thorns’, making them ideal for defense sticks. Another Bamboo species from Chattisgarh, ‘Dendrocalamus Brandisii’, can be found in Mumbai park and is primarily used for crafting handicrafts and making storage baskets.

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.

You can park your car inside and rent a cycle as well.

More Inside National Park: Teenmurti Jain Temple, See Entry Fees, Park Pictures, Vanrani Toy Train.

More Gardens and Parks in Mumbai

Mumbai Zoo, Maharashtra Nature Park (MNP), Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Garden, Nirvana Park Powai, Butterfly Gardens and List of all Gardens and Parks.



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3 Replies to “Bambusteum – Bamboo Garden Inside Borivali National Park Mumbai

  1. Hi,
    Read your blog on bamboo garden inside sanjay gandhi national park, MUmbai. i was wondering if there are other such spacious parks in Mumbai wherein there can be a gathering of more than 50-60 people? Basically, it would be a celebrity fan meet up kind of a thing!!

    Could you suggest some good places???

    Thanks,

    S

    1. Hey,

      Glad to know you liked. Other places be Bandstand garden (Next to Fort), Kamla nehru (Old attraction of Mumbai, yet green & beautiful). In Powai Hiranandani there is Nirvana park (BMC Garden) if that suits & Kandivali Evershine park at Thakur Village is Big enough too.

  2. Hi,
    I am looking for Bamboo plant saplings for planting in my 5 Acre farm land in Wada district of Maharashtra. Can Your team supply the same or suggest Nursery contacts who can supply shoots for planting. Many Thanks.

    Regards,
    Vinod Negi
    Email Id : negi.k.vinod@gmail.com.

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