The National Botanical Research Institute in Lucknow is known to be a heaven for people who love flowers, plants and floral crafts. The institute, by the name that we all know it today, was founded in 1978. It boasts a garden covering 25 hectares, a herbarium, two laboratories and an enormous library. Sikandar Bagh, another famous tourist attraction in Lucknow, is additionally part of its garden. It’s one of the most important botanical gardens in India. This institute aims to explore, propagate, conserve and protect various plant species native to India. Visiting it promises to be an exciting and educative experience.
British rule established itself in India in 1858, after which additional land was attached to the existing Sikandar Bagh. A road was crossed, after which it was named Government Horticultural Garden. Senior posts in this garden were occupied by eminent British horticulturalists like Dr J. Cameron and Mr M. Ridley.
With time, its activities were expanded to incorporate flower exhibitions, nurseries, research on various reasonably plant activities etc., referred to as National Botanical Gardens, which had been confiscated by the CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) in 1953. Additionally, a flower nursery, various fruit orchards and lawns were also added to the garden. It was within the year 1978 that the National Botanical Garden was renamed National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI).