Sim's Park is an important tourist attraction to in Coonoor, at an altitude of 1780 meters above sea level covering an area of about area of 12 hectares. Sims’ park is a park-cum-botanical garden t was developed by Mr. J.D. Sims and Major Murray in the year 1874.
The park mostly consists of many naturally occurring trees, creepers, shrubs, along with many non-native plant species collected n from a variety of places around the world. The main event of Sim’s park is the annual fruit show held in the month of May every year.
Sims’s park is house to some rare trees like Queensland karry pine ,Rudraksh bead tree and many other trees like Araucaria, Phoenix, Magnolia, Pine, Turpentine, Tree ferns, Camellia etc are the many attractions in this park.
The natural winding footpaths all over the higher slopes of the park are the most distinctive and differentiating feature of this park. The artistically laid out ornamental beds with a great variety of colours are a great feast to the eyes.
Sim's park has more than 1000 species of the different group of plants.
The Nilgiris has a tropical climate and as a result the Sim’s park has the ideal climatic conditions for growing flowering plants and trees. The rainfall distribution in Coonor and surrounding areas is uniform and results in a long flowering season. The garden is thronged by thousands of tourists all through the year.
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