Uttarakhand's first cryptogamic garden grown at a height of 9000 ft
The cryptogamic garden houses nearly 50 species of lichens, ferns, and fungi. It is India's first cryptogamic garden in the Dehradun district.
Uttarakhand, which is known for the most spectacular destinations in India, now one more beauty is added to it. It is India's first cryptogamic garden in the Dehradun district. The garden spreads around three acres on a height of 9,000 ft which makes it conducive for growth because of low pollution levels and moist conditions. Deoband is known for the forests of deodar and oak, which create a natural habitat for cryptogamic species. The cryptogamic garden houses nearly 50 species of lichens, ferns, and fungi.
Cryptogamae means "hidden reproduction" which don't produce seed, flowers. It is represented as the non-seed-bearing plants.
Image courtesy: The Indian Express
The state gets the first Moss garden spread over 10 hectares in Kumaon's Nainital district. It took around a year to build and was inaugurated by the Water Man of India Rajendra Singh. It is dedicated to the people to mend the relationship between mankind and nature by the forest department. Moss Garden will bring back the thought of humanity's love for nature, as one day we will think twice before destroying nature for concretes. It defines the message of safeguard planet earth.