The Original Dussheri

From this mango tree, all Dussheri mangos are descended. Its fruits are reserved for the family of the Nawab of Lucknow.

Ganesha’s Anogeissus

On this small tree at the National Botanical Research Institute, a weird growth at the base of the trunk has been recognized as resembling, and representing Ganesh.

Giant Banyan of Majhi

This giant banyan hides amonst the mango orchards near Lucknow, and underneath its spreading branches is the tomb of Hanse Baba

The Face of Shiva

A looming grey face, attributed to Shiva, peers out from this banyan at the National Botanical Research Institute,

Casuarina Gate

Two casuarinas have been trained and trimmed together to form an archway, in the opulent gardens of the Small Palace of the Nawab of Lucknow.

Martiniere Jaggery

French adventurer Major General Claude Martin created a rather bizarre, arachitecturally curious, mansion on the outskirts of Lucknow and you can find this nice palm tree there.

Sahni ka Dadoxylon

The Birbal Sahni Paleobotanical Insitute in Lucknow is the largest collection of fossil-plant specialists anywhere in the world, and in the entrance a fossilized Dadoxylon stem stands as a reminder of the world’s long-gone forests.

Landmark Trees of India