Native Bio-diversity Garden
The Shapoorji Pallonji Native Biodiversity Garden at Teenvira, near Alibaug, has been set up to promote local and native biodiversity and spread awareness of environmental sustainability. It was set up in partnership with the Zilla Parishad and the local community.
This garden is the first of its kind in India to serve as a learning resource for natural and cultural heritage. Spread across 1.25 acres, the garden features as one of the most popular places to visit in Maharashtra and definitely while on a visit to Alibaug.
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- Planted over 61,000 plants belonging to 600 different native species divided into 17 thematic sections
- Serves as an educational learning resource for over 7,100 students across 155 schools
- Hosted more than 12,000 visitors, thereby promoting local tourism
- The garden setup is entirely eco-friendly, sustainable and inclusive with the use of renewable energy, a drip irrigation system and pathways designed to facilitate access to differently-abled persons