St. Anthony's Botanical Garden is a beautiful garden near in the heart of Shillong. The botanical garden is located inside the campus of St. Anthony's College. It was inaugurated for public in 2004 and has been a place of attraction for tourists, ever since. The garden also serves as a reserve for the study and scientific research of various flora. It is situated at a distance of 2. 5 km from the center of the city.
The garden was established with a motive to secure the existence of rare and endangered plant species. It is for this reason that the garden boasts of showcasing some of the most fascinating and precious variety of plants. The place is so relaxing that one can get engrossed in the calmness and beauty of the nature and be relieved of the all the tensions. The clean atmosphere ensures you to sink into the aroma of the countless colorful flowers in the garden. One can enjoy to the fullest with their family and friends as well as find peace and a surety of good health and pure air.
At St. Anthony's Botanical Garden, the existence of the rarest plants along with the most common and beautiful plants of the Northeastern region is the major attraction. Here, people may also find beautiful birds singing and enjoying in pairs. The garden enchants tourists with the charisma of its diversity and must be visited in the morning and/or late afternoon. It is advisable to spend at least an hour at this peaceful spot.
The ambiance of St. Anthony's Botanical Garden is mesmerizing and soothing. The garden is very educative in itself with numerous rare species of plants. The garden remains open during timings 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.