Human creations have often been subjected to duality following
the dual nature of the world that surrounds us. Matter and energy,
body and soul, physical and spiritual subsistence have been the
priorities while creating or developing any entity. The city of
Mumbai is one good example that substantiates the assumption. The
architectural structures of Mumbai stand for materialistic
development, the spiritual part left to gardens and together the
constitute the duality at par in Mumbai.
In the landscape of Mumbai, dominated by giant structures there are
some spaces painted in rich green and very much like a mesh. These
rich green interwoven spaces represent Mumbai gardens. The gardens
of Mumbai as in imagination contain trees which are tress in every
sense, grass fields as green as can be, flowers that represent all
colors of the spectrum, butterflies fluttering, bees buzzing and old
people who have seen most of the world. Kamala Nehru Park,
Ferozeshah Mehta Garden, Horniman Circle Garden are the forms in
which they exist in Mumbai. The gardens of Mumbai provide solace and
a time out from the hustle and bustle of city. The gardens are well
maintained and often greater contribution is from the locals. Some
gardens in Mumbai have special attraction within their premises.
Kamala Nehru Park has "Old Woman's Shoe", Ferozeshah Mehta
Gardens provide beautiful sunsets and Horniman Circle Garden has
Asiatic Library as prime attraction. The gardens of Mumbai provide a
healing touch and that is the best part.