About Floriculture Centre
Munnar Floriculture Centre is operated by Kerala Forest Developerment Centre (KFDC), a Govt. of Kerala undertaking. Spread across a few acres of land and located along the Munnar - Mattupetty road, this place has an amenity centre for tourists and a sales outlet, in addition to hundreds of rare varieties of flowers, cactus, shrubs, creepers and herbal plants. The amenity centre inside the garden has toilets, shop, snacks, coffee etc.
Since it's along the way to many other attractions in Munnar, it is easily accessible without taking a lot of time from your itinerary. If you are on a short trip and is in a hurry to see as much as you can, then you can quickly run through the entire garden in less than 30 minutes. You may just need to push some true nature lovers aside who are adoring the beautiful flowers all along the narrow paths throughout the garden to make your way. If you are in Munnar to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature, you can spend 1 to 2 hours relaxing in the garden.
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Our visit to the garden
During our recent backpack trip, we visited the Floriculture Centre as well. By seeing the government organization name board, we thought it may not be a well maintained place. But, since we hadn't had any food since we left the Tea Country Resort in the morning and wanted to fresh up at the amenity centre inside the Floriculture centre, we bought the tickets and got inside.
We were greeted by the hundreds beautiful flowers in the very well maintained garden. Once we entered the property, all I could say was "Wow!". This place is really beautiful and you would love those flowers even if you are not a botanist or nature lover. We visited during last week of February, which is sort of dry season, however, every plant was looking awesome with all sorts of flowers.
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Near by attractions
The Floriculture Centre is located on the road from Mattupetty and Munnar. The nearby attractions include various view points in the tea gardens, Mattupetty dam, boating, Anayirangal dam, Eravikulam National Park, Tea Museum, Honey Bee Tree, Dream Land Spices Park etc.
Hi, your article is excellent and the rose garden seems to be a party of colours. Definitely going to visit this place when I'll come to Kerala. By the way,do you know about a garden near Munnar town maintained by Kerala State Electricity Board? I remember visiting there where across Kundala river was flowing on the border and pedal boats were also available?
Thanks for sharing great post. I never heard about this Floriculture Centre. I will visit this place in Munnar on my next Kerala trip.