Describe a time when you enjoyed your visit to a park or a garden
You should say:
– Where it was
– What it looked like
– What you did there
– And explain why you liked it there
I have visited many gardens in my life. But here I would like to talk about the Rock Garden in Chandigarh. It is very different from the conventional gardens as there are no trees and plants in it like other parks.
I went there last month with my friends. We had heard a lot about the tourist attractions of Chandigarh and wanted to visit it once. We were four friends – Ravi, Rohan, Rajinder and I. Ravi took his car and we shared the expense of diesel. We saw many places like the Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, Mini zoo and the Rock Garden. The Rock Garden by Nek Chand is very interesting because it is made entirely of trash. We spent two hours there and clicked a lot of photographs.
About 5000 people visit the rock garden daily. It has around 5000 sculptures. It is a unique garden that consists of various art objects. But the best part about the rock garden is that each of its artwork has been made by using waste material. The Rock Garden has become immensely popular. Rock garden has been established in the form of an open-air exhibition hall.
The garden has sculptures made by using a variety of different discarded waste materials like frames, mudguards, forks, handle bars, metal wires, play marbles, porcelain, auto parts, broken bangles etc. The garden highlights the value of materials many people consider trash. People come from different parts of the world to see this amazing garden. It is located in Sector 1 near the Sukhna Lake. Nek Chand received the PadamShri in 1983 for his efforts. A sculpture also appeared on an Indian postage stamp. The Chandigarh Rock Garden is now acknowledged as one of the modern wonders of the world.
Part 3 – Follow up Questions
1. Are public gardens very important in IndiaPWhat do you think are the benefits of having gardens in the city?
Yes, public gardens are very important, not just in India but everywhere in the world. They act as the lungs of the community. As it is, we are living in concrete jungles. These are places where people come in spend some time amidst nature.
2. Are there many public gardens in India?
Yes, there are many public gardens in India. The city and town development authorities have made it mandatory to include gardens in residential areas where people can come and enjoy the beauty of nature, and also socialize with each other.
3. Do you think there are enough public gardens in your hometown?
Yes, there are enough public gardens in my hometown. Every colony has at least one garden.
4. Very often, public gardens are not designed in a simple way but, instead, are laid out in a rather complex way. Why do you think this is the case?
Sometimes, authorities do landscaping of the gardens so as to make them more attractive. Once these gardens are well developed, they can become tourist attractions too. My friend, who recently visited Bangalore told me that she visited the LalBagh over there, which has tourist importance. She says a topiary area over there, where shrubs were cut in such a way that they made animal shapes like elephant and giraffes. She also saw many bonsai plants over there.
5. Do you think governments should provide public gardens for people to visit?
Yes, the government should provide public gardens for people to visit because people will come to know about different plants. If a small and nominal entry ticket is also there, then enough money could be collected for their upkeep.
6. What do people do when they go to a public garden?
People enjoy the atmosphere of the garden. They breathe fresh air, and enjoy being in the lap of nature for some time.
7. How do people of different age groups use public gardens?
Young people do brisk walking in gardens, and the elderly just do a leisurely stroll. Both age groups enjoy being with nature
What are the benefits of park in the city?
Which age group likes to visit the park more?
How could people in the city make sure there is a good park in the city?
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