Plant Wealth of Cubbon Park

The plant wealth of Cubbon Park is very huge. There are many rare trees in multiples. For example, some trees, namely, Colviliea racemosa (Dussera ower) and Sandal wood, Chorisia speciosa and Cassia grandis are either extinct or in singles in Lalbagh. However, in Cubbon Park, there is a good number of the same trees. There is an avenue of Manorangini – Arbortrystis odoratisimus on arches; this plant is a shrub but tends to be a climber. The Cassias, Tecomas, Cookpines, Tabebuia, Sare marina, etc. are abundant in Cubbon Park.

There is an avenue of chestnut tree – Castonospermum australe in Cubbon Park. This avenue runs from Siddalingaiah circle to the Statue of Chamaraja Wodeyar. The park has a vast collection of bamboo species. Perhaps, many people do not know that silver oak, one of the most popular vertical growing trees, was rst introduced in Cubbon Park in the year 1870. These trees are still growing in front of Old Curator’s Office, now the Quadrangle.

At the Quadrangle, there is a good number of annuals, biennials and perennials have been grown in addition to the silver oak trees which have dominated the whole area. Hence, Cubbon Park is treasure house of trees, shrubs, creepers, herbs, etc. Recently a colourful bloomer Red jade vine has been introduced; it is presently in full bloom attracting plant lovers. Though Cubbon Park is not a botanical garden, it has a vast number of rare botanical species.