Recreational hub: Flowers, butterflies all at JM park soon

Lucknow: A variety of butterflies will make a two-acre land their home at Janeshwar Mishra Park soon.

Similar to the 'Butterfly zone' of famous Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore, Janeshwar Mishra Park will have a butterfly garden adjacent to the water body there. The spot that has been selected as it is secluded and can be seen from the overbridge or while sailing in gondola boats.

"We want to make the Butterfly Park more natural; without well-defined pathways, perennial beds and borders. Instead, it will have dirt roads through the garden covered with shrubs, giving it a natural look," said architect Anupam Mittal who is involved in developing the garden and children's play area at Janeshwar Mishra Park.

The park will have a range of shrubs and flower beds with plants like marigold, sunflower, dahlia and seasonal flowers with bright colours to attract butterflies.

Suggestions from experts have been incorporated for making the park butterfly-friendly.

Mittal said butterfly breeding will also be adopted. "Butterflies can co-exist with humans, as long as we are sensitive to their needs and keep the environment conducive for these beautiful, winged visitors," he said.

The butterfly park, along with a rose garden that is being made, would cost Rs 4crore. In addition, Janeshwar Misra Park will also have two children's play areas, complete with swings and slides. The new play area will also be equipped with equipment for differently-abled kids.

"The two gardens and children's play area would be ready within six months," said an LDA official.

Source: indiatimes

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