06

World Heritage
Sites

4500

Trees

54

Varieties
of Flowers

30

Acres of Biodiversity
Zone

20

Acres of Nursery
Beds

80

Bird
Species

40

Butterfly
Species

About Sunder Nursery

Sunder Nursery is flanked by the World Heritage Site of Humayun’s Tomb (Above) on the South and the historic Purana Qila (Below) on the North and aligned to the historic Grand Trunk Road on the West. It was originally established in the early 20th century when the Imperial Delhi complex was being planned and constructed. It was used as a place for propagating trees and other plants to be used in the new capital city, and also for testing species brought from other parts of India and from overseas, to pick those which successfully thrive in Delhi’s harsh climate.

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Delhi’s Heritage Park

Sunder Nursery, 90 acres abutting Humayun’s Tomb, boasting of 6 World Heritage Monuments, 300 tree and plant species, a paradise garden complete with marble fountains, 80 resident bird species, amongst other attractions, has been named amongst the 100 WORLD’S GREATEST PLACES of 2018 by TIME Magazine.

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Sunder Nursery Landscape

The landscape master plan, designed by Shaheer Associates has created a truly urban scale, deriving inspiration from the traditional Indian concept of congruency between nature, garden and utility coupled with environmental conservation. In addition to the formal landscape in the setting of the monuments, a micro-habitat zone has been created for flora that occupies Delhi’s ridge, river edge, plains and other specialised zones.

To upgrade CPWD nursery operations, 20 acres are dedicated for nursery functions. An effective irrigation system has also been installed to optimize the use of water and ensure rainwater harvesting. To create a haven for birds, large portions have been planted as bird habitat and being secured to protect ground nesting birds. The water bodies will also encourage migratory birds.

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What We Do

"...Creating green spaces in urban areas constitutes a significant improvement in the quality of the environment and people’s living conditions. They are leisure spaces and meeting places for all ages and all social categories, encouraging different sectors of the population to mix and integrate. And they have proved to be catalysts for economic activity and a source of employment, both directly and indirectly, particularly through the services provided for visitors."

- His Highness The Aga Khan

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About The Project

Set up by the British in 1913, Sunder Nursery stands on the legendary 16th century Grand Trunk Road In a first for India, the CPWD, in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, is developing the 70 acre Sunder Nursery into a world class urban park with a distinct micro-habitat zone housing Delhi’s ecological diversity amidst restored monuments in a major effort to protect and show-case Delhi’s fast disappearing natural habitats. Upon completion, the Sunder Nursery project will provide an inclusive interactive experience for visitors through interpretation centre, cultural events and ecological and heritage trails.

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Sunder Nursery

Nizamuddin, National Zoological Park, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi, Delhi 110013

Website: www.sundernursery.org

Email ID: info@sundernursery.org