Garden Club, Janki Devi Memorial College
Convenors: : Dr. Sandhya Garg
Faculty Members : Dr. Nisha Malik, Ms. Tara Negi, and Ms. Shivani
Other members: students and college gardeners
JDMC college campus is right in the centre of Delhi and amidst the hustle-bustle of the metropolitan, UPVAN tries to maintain a serene and soothing environment with the help of our beautiful gardens in the campus. The college gardens are campus treasures full of tall trees, colourful flower beds and a variety of plants that add to the decorative beauty and peaceful environment of the college and the surrounding areas.
Our gardens include the Main (front) garden, herbal garden, a rose garden with the exclusive display of rockery and a green cliff at the entrance with the name of the college written on it. The herbal plants, numbered trees of college and potted plants can be easily identified during the garden tour with their popular(common) names and scientific (Botanical) names in the herbal garden.
Over the years, the garden club has been working on embellishing the college gardens. Every year, new varieties of plants are added to the herbal garden such as white walnut, parsley, Chinese orange, calendula, tulsi, vajradanti, lemon, basil, oyster leaf, neem, purpleheart, goumi, Chiku, false daisy, prickly pear, jasmine, red ginger, oak, garlic, etc. To the Rockery, we added varieties of succulents & cactus. In the main garden, the flower beds have been restructured and 12 flower beds were converted to 6 larger beds with new designs of plants.
A new fence was constructed at the entrance of the college, bearing the initials of college-JDMC, which is now a famous selfie spot for the students as well as the faculty. Near the college gate, two creepers were planted. We also celebrated environment day on 5th June 2021 with MCD Horticulture Department. We organized a tree plantation programme on 7 July 2021 in college.
As part of UPVAN, students participate in enhancing the gardens with creative ideas, new ways of growing plants, designing the display of gardens etc. Students are taken to noted public gardens to gather new and innovative ideas for developing our gardens better. The garden club is collaborating with a few specialised institutions and plans to hold enriching sessions on gardening for student members as well as gardeners of the college.
To top it all, the college garden committee participates in the University Flower Show every year and also participated in the University Flower Show, 2020.
We thrive to achieve open green spaces surrounded by trees and shrubs in the garden and create a clean and green college environment.
We have won 15 prizes in the 64th Annual Flower Show of the University of Delhi held on 4th march 2022 for the rock garden. rose garden, shrubs, cleanliness, greenery, flowers and cactus etc, along with the winner cup for best herbal garden and bonsai.