Staford School organised a visit to the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) for the students of classes V, VI,VII and XI(Bio) on 17th December, 2018.
National Botanical Research Institute or ‘Rashtriya Vanaspati Anusandhan Sansthan‘ was established to carry out research in the field of botanical sciences .This Botanical Garden is situated in the heart of Lucknow. The garden serves as a national facility to conserve India’s flora. It has a high reputation for its well-identified and aesthetically displayed diversity of plants, comprising a collection of 6,000 indigenous, ornamental and exotic taxa, designed to capture a living nucleus of plant wealth for posterity.
The visit to this beautiful garden was a feast to the eye. The children were much excited to see the colourful bougainvillea house. The children got the opportunity to view the huge Ashoka trees, bamboo trees and they also went to the Green house, Cactus house, Jurassic Garden and Bonsai house. They also witnessed the garden for visually impaired, which is designed to facilitate the visually challenged and physically disabled persons to enjoy the floral kingdom and its diversity surrounding them. A walk through the conservatory made them aware about the ex-situ conservation of threatened plants.
The students learnt about the value of medicinal plants used to cure fever and to relieve acute pain in the body.They could recapitulate the types of plants i.e herbs, shrubs, climbers and creepers during the visit to the garden.
The aesthetic appeal and the captivating views of the Botanical Garden enthralled the students. It was an informative trip which taught them all about plant life.