Saramsa Garden

East Sikkim

This is a vast stretch of landscaped garden located about 14kms from Gangtok Town and near Ranipool. It's ideal for leisure, recreation and picnic. And of course it's a favorite for romantic couples. Saramsa Garden was established in 1922 by the Sikkim Forest Department initially to grow fruits for the erstwhile Namgyal Royal family and also for the British political officers of those days.

The garden became a major fruit garden and the practice of growing fruits continued here until 1940. This is when the forest department introduced a medicinal plant in the garden called Cephaelis Ipecacuanha. The plant was imported from Malaysia and used for producing Emetine, a powerful alkaloid which is of great significance in medical research. Since then the Garden is also known as the Ipeca Garden, named after the medicinal plant. However growing of medicinal plants were discontinued in 1970 because it was not viable. And then the department introduced many flowering plants here including different kinds of Orchids.

There is a large nursery inside. Most of the plants that you see here today were introduced during 1975 to 1980. In 2008 the first International Flori Show was held in Saramsa Gadren which was hosted by the State Government of Sikkim. Several developments have taken place in the garden over the years. A modern Convention Center has been built in the garden which can accommodate 500 persons. So private meetings and functions can be held here.

All throughout the year!

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