When Queen Victoria won the title of 'Empress Of India', this garden was named after her as the 'Empress Garden'. Its popular epithet, that is the 'Soldiers Garden', came into being for the reason that the British Soldiers frequented it for recreation.
No history can be obtained for the period between 1845 and 1892 regarding facts such as how and when it came into the control of the Bombay Government, who in 1892 delegated authority to the Agri-Horicultural society of western India.
The Empress Garden of Pune is rather famous for its collection of tropical trees and a small zoo. The chief products of the garden are mangoes, tamarind and cut flowers.
The Empress Garden of Pune is one of the most frequented and popular garden sites and picnic spots of the city of Pune.
Last Updated on : 23 May 2013