71st Tree Appreciation Walk at Joseph Baptista Gardens, Dockyard Rd


We never thought in our wildest of dreams  that there is another Hanging Garden toughed away in the Dockyard area of Mazgaon called Joseph Baptista Garden, built too on water reservoir between 1880- 1884 in an area of 1.5 acres.

The well know Hanging Garden known as Pherozeshah Mehta Garden is built on Malabar Hills, overlooking the Queen’s Necklace, enjoying the cool breeze from the Marine Drive. The Joseph Baptist Garden is built on Bhandarwada Hills overlooking couple of churches, Agiary and Gamdevi Temple……..some very ancient Kailashpati, Jackfruits, Mango and other trees telling history of the place.

We were surprised to find very interesting tree known as Branching Palm Hyphaene dichotoma and they were fruiting which was a lifer for us.

We decided to conduct our 71st Tree Appreciatiom Walk in this very elusive Hanging Garden on 10th April at 7.30 am.

We invite you all to come for this garden which has some very ancient and unique trees…..

Our 71st Tree Appreciation  Walk on Sunday,10th April, 2016                 

Venue:  Joseph Baptista Gardens locally known as Mazagaon Gardens. Dockyard Road Station on Harbour Line.

Time:  7.30  a.m.

Duration of walk:  2 hours

Meeting Point: Main gate of the Garden

Direction :  Nearest Station Dockyard Station on VT Habour line. Get down at East and its just 7 mints walk behind the railway station.

Caution :

There is a little climb to reach the garden, not very steep but about 5 mints climb from the gate to the garden. 

We will be sending the list of the trees which we plan to show during our Walk,  in few days. 

Hope to see you all. 

TAW Team


Good continued journey & best wishes.
Here is the list of the plants which we will be showing you all.
Looking forward to meet you all,

List of Plants  of Joseph Baptista  Udyan, Mazegaon for the 71st Tree Appreciation Walk 10th April 20161

no

Common Name

Scientific  Name

  Family

origin

1

Branching Palm/Hoka

Hyphaene dichotoma

Arecaceae

?

2

Fish Tail Palm

Caryota urens

Arecaceae

India

3

Manila Palm

Adonidia merrillii

Arecaceae

Philippines

4

Suru

Casuriana equisetifolia

Casurinaceae

India

5

Asopalav/Ashok

Polyalthia longifolia

Annonaceae

India

6

Star Apple

Chrysophyllum cainito

Sapotaceae

America

7

Kailaspati

Couroupita guianensis

Lecythidacea

Tropical America

8

Jackfruit

Artocarpus heterophylla

Moraceae

India

9

Triangle Palm

Dypsis decaryi

Arecaceae

Madagaskar

10

Black Tea- Tree

Melaleuca bracteata

Myrtaceae

Australia

11

Lipstick Palm

Cyrtostachys renda

Arecaceae

Thailand

12

Jarul/Tamhan

Lagerstremia reginae

Lythraceae

India

13

Madhumalati

Quisqualis indica

Combretaceae

Malaysia

14

Amarvel/Dodder

Cuscuta reflexa

Convolvulceae

india

15

Staphal

Annona squamosa

Annonaceae

Westindies

16

Pivla Kanchan

Bauhinia tomentosa

Caesalpiniaceae

India

17

Dwarf White Bauhinia

Bauhinia acuminata

Caesalpiniaceae

S.E.Asia

18

Coral Vine

Antigonon leptopus var alba

Polygonaceae

S America

19

Bogainvila

Bogainvillea sp.

Nyctaginaceae

S America

20

Curtain Creeper

Vernonia elaegnifolia

Asteraceae

Myanmar

21

Pangara

Erythrina indica

Papilionaceae

India

22

Apta

Bauhinia racemosa

Caesalpiniaceae

India

23

Karanj

Pongamia pinnata

Papilionaceae

India

24

Rubber Tree

Ficua elastica

Moraceae

India

25

Mac Arthur Palm

Ptychosperma macarthuri

Arecaceae

New Guinea

26

Undi

Callophyllum inophyllum

Clusiaceae

India

27

Foxtail Palm

Wodyetia bifurcata

Arecaceae

Australia

28

Oil Palm

Elaeis guinensis

Arecaceae

Africa

29

Bhokar/Gunda

Cordia dichotoma

Boraginaceae

India







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