A flower backyard to behold!


On the weekly holidays, a minimum of 150-200 individuals go to the backyard

22 February, 2022, 09:30 am

Final modified: 22 February, 2022, 02:25 pm

Will individuals pay to see flowers? Hasan Ali Saadi Palash of Rajshahi got down to reply this query at first of this 12 months when he arrange Dreamers Backyard on 3.26 hectares of land in Palashbari village of Godagari.

Proper after crossing Damkurahat from Kashiadanga intersection of Rajshahi metropolis, the backyard is round eight to 10 kilometres away, mendacity proper on the facet of the street.

Inside it’s a world remodeled. Mango bushes, for this was a mango orchard initially, line the roads, with some 370 native varieties current. Amid the bushes, 20-25 completely different kinds of flowers are planted in tubs. There are tulips, gladiolus, petunias, celosias and way more. Whereas a few of the flower pots are on the bottom, others hold gloriously from the branches of the mango bushes.  Some are held on completely different sheds.

Photograph: Zuberi Hasan

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Photograph: Zuberi Hasan

Thus far, 100 guests on common have been coming each day to Dreamers Backyard to see the completely different species of flowers. On weekly holidays, the numbers rise to 150-200 guests.

The doorway price per customer is Tk50 and Palash says he made round Tk2 lakh final month from ticket gross sales.

 “You would not have to pay cash to see flowers in Golap Gram of Birulia in Savar or within the flower-rearing villages in Jashore area. I went there and noticed the flowers for myself. However if you wish to see flowers in my backyard, you need to pay Tk50,” he stated proudly.

“I by no means thought it might be doable. I began this on an experimental foundation,” he added.

Photograph: Zuberi Hasan

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Photo: Zuberi Hasan

Photograph: Zuberi Hasan

The backyard has loads of chairs and benches for guests to loosen up, once they aren’t busy taking footage with the completely different blooms. There may be additionally a pond, providing one other refreshment for the eyes. A ship, embellished with flowers, sits atop the pond.

This correspondent talked to a number of guests throughout a current go to to the backyard. Individuals from varied backgrounds – youngsters, judges, academics, bankers and physicians – had been seen coming to the break for some a lot wanted respite.

Zahid Hossain, an affiliate professor on the advertising division of Begum Rokeya College in Rangpur, stated, “I’m a son of Rajshahi. I’ve heard in regards to the Dreamers Backyard. So I hurried to the backyard at the moment after coming to Rajshahi on a weekly vacation. I like the setting right here. I hope within the subsequent two to a few years, not solely locals, however different vacationers may also come to see the flowers,” he stated, including this was an excellent alternative to begin agri-tourism within the area.

Photograph: Mithila Akter

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Photo: Mithila Akter

Photograph: Mithila Akter

Kawsar Kamal, deputy common supervisor of the Bangladesh Financial institution Rajshahi department, stated he had come to see the tulips, however sadly these had wilted.

“Although I’ve not seen any tulips, I’m fascinated by the place. Numerous unique kinds of flowers could be seen. This concept appears very new to me,” he stated.



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