National Botanical Garden Godawari
The National Botanical Garden (NBG) was exquisitely designed by two British architects, Geoffrey Herklots and Tony Schilling. It is well-known as a center of plant conservation, education, research, display and recreation. It covers an area of 82 hectares with varying topography, 40 hectares of which have been transformed into various thematic gardens. It is surrounded by a natural evergreen forest with Schima-Castanospsis-Alnus as the dominant tree species. It is located at the base of Mt. Phulchowki (2765 m), the highest peak of the Kathmandu valley, and lies about 10 km southeast of Satdobato, Lalitpur District. A natural stream, Godawari, runs through the middle of the garden, adding to its beauty.