2. Botanical garden and rose garden
There is a government botanical garden in ooty laid out in 1848. The gardens, divided into several sections, cover an area of around 55 hectares, and lie on the lower slopes of doddabetta peak. The garden has a terraced layout. It ascends the slopes of the hill at an elevation of 2250 mts above mean sea level. The garden enjoys a temperate climate, with an average rainfall of 140 cm the most of which is received during South West monsoon, with frosty nights from November to February. The maximum and minimum temperature are 28 and 0 degrees respectively.