A botanical garden is a garden dedicated to the collection, cultivation and display of a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. It may contain specialist plant collections such as cacti and succulent plants, herb gardens, plants from particular parts of the world, and so on; there may be greenhouses, shadehouses, again with special collections such as tropical plants, alpine plants, or other exotic plants. Visitor services at a botanical garden might include tours, educational displays, art exhibitions, book rooms, open-air theatrical and musical performances, and other entertainment.
The greenery on the campus and the Bhavan’s Botanical Garden, are the fruits of Vanmahotsav initiated by its founder Kulapati Munshiji.
The garden is a centre of attraction not only for its beautiful layout but also for its rich and varied botanical resources which include a large number and variety of trees, shrubs, seeds well known for their medicinal uses. Besides, it also has a wide assortment of indoor and outdoor ornamental plants.
The Botanical Garden and Lake provide opportunities for ecological field studies and research on the campus.