Describe a Garden You Remember Visiting – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a garden you remember visiting.
You should say:
- where it is
- what it looks like
- what people usually do there
- and explain why you remember it.
Sample Answer 1
Recently, I had an opportunity to travel to the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ to visit my sister. Knowing that I love to explore, she took me to some of the most popular places in the city, like Nandi Hills, Bannerghatta Biological Park, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, to name a few. I really liked the ambience of the Lalbagh Botanical Garden and being with my sister made it more memorable for me.
Spread across 240 acres of land, it houses a wide range of flora and fauna that includes different kinds of bird species like Myna, Parakeets, Pond Heron, etc. The construction of this garden began during the reign of Hyder Ali. Later, it was completed during the rule of his son, Tipu Sultan, who added the concept of horticulture in the garden, which is now under the protection of the Directorate of Horticulture. Apart from this, there is a glasshouse, a peninsular gneiss rock adjoining a lotus lake that adds to the charisma of the garden.
Visitors are mainly drawn by the greenery of the place that comprises various ornamental, exotic trees and plants. Other than the fauna life, this garden is home to the country’s most extensive collection of tropical plants. The two annual flower shows that coincide with the week of Republic Day and Independence are celebrated in the glasshouse and a significant number of people visit during this time. Various other events celebrating the harvest of seasonal fruits or festivities are also celebrated here.
Although I have been to several gardens all over India, Bengaluru’s Lalbagh Garden, nestled within the city, has its own magnificence. An added advantage was the company of my most beloved sister. Moreover, when I visited in May, I witnessed and relished the mango festival, which is one of my favourite fruits.
- Justice: just behaviour or treatment
Eg: You should do justice to yourself.
- Tourist: visitors
Eg: She is a tourist.
- Piles of rock: hefty quantity of rocks
Eg: There is a pile of rock in the corner of this street.
- Tourism: the commercial organization and operation of holidays and visits to places of interest.
Eg: Mike always wanted to part of the tourism industry.
- Elegant: majestic and sensitive
Eg: The way the Queen handle herself is very elegant.
Sample Answer 2
The gardens are pretty beautiful in our country, but recently, one unique garden captured my attention. I visited Darjeeling a few years back and visited a popular tourist spot named “Rock Garden.” It is also known by the name Barbotey Rock Garden.
The garden is located around six miles away from the central city, and it is stunning. The view of the garden is like its the nature’s way of treating us with its beauty. When you walk inside the garden, you realize it does justice to its name. The entire garden is curved out from piles of rock. It’s like no ordinary garden and so entices a multitude of sightseers annually.
Usually, one needs to use a car to visit this beautiful site. When you get out of the car, you will see many stalls outside the garden or in the parking lot. Local people own these stalls to sell snacks, tea, coffee and other items for the visitors or travellers. The stalls are kept outside the garden because they care about keeping the environment clean.
People mostly visit the place for tourism purposes. They visit the place to appreciate how the hills are prettier than the sea. I am a mountain person; thus, a mountain lover like me will be delighted to visit the place. They enjoy the weather, the scenario and even capture pictures to keep them as memories.
The garden and its beauty are such that you will not be able to take your eyes off it. There is a majestic view once you enter the garden. A waterfall is placed right in the garden’s centre and is surrounded by rocks. The clouds float so close that you might be able to touch them. Climbing up to the top might be tiring, but it is worth the struggle. It is all these little things that make the place so memorable and elegant.