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Wayside Gardens & Nurseries Pvt. Ltd. is situated in 6th Mile Tadong, on the outskirts of Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Set in a seven acre area at an altitude of 3,500 ft (1100 Mts) in the foothills of the Himalayas, the nursery is blessed with a unique microclimate where temperate and subtropical plants grow with ease.


Being 4th generation plants people, the nursery was commercially started by the Pradhan family in the late 70s. It has been a labour of love for the whole family specially Keshab C Pradhan and son Sailesh Pradhan for more than three decades, experimenting with newly introduced plants from the world over. Some of the plants grown in the nursery are: Orchids of Sikkim and the Himalayan orchid species, Rhododendrons of Sikkim, azaleas, landscaping plants like Hemerocallis (Day Lilies), Agapanthus, Magnolias, Bromeliads, bamboos, ferns etc. These are just to name a few among the many perennial flowering plants and shrubs.


The Nursery campus has probably one of the largest collection of Orchids in India and also probably the largest collection of landscaping plants in India. The Pradhan family and the Wayside Gardens & Nurseries has been in the forefront in the field of Floriculture in Sikkim and Horticulture in Sikkim for about a Century. It is one of the pioneers in terms of introduction and exotic flowering plants collection, among the flowers and orchid nurseries in India.


Besides, Hybrid Commercial orchids such as Cymbidiums, Cattleya, Dendrobium and Phalaenopsis fill many of the greenhouses within the campus. The Nursery has been in the forefront of hybridizing, introduction and popularizing some of these orchid hybrids for both commercial and hobby growers in this part of the world for the last 3 decades.


Of late, Citrus fruit plants is a major interest for the nursery and after trials of numerous varieties of limes, lemons, Sikkim mandarin, Darjeeling mandarin, grapefruit etc the nursery is on the verge of churning out high quality grafted citrus plants, which we feel would be instrumental in not only reviving, but also could bring about the lost glory of orange/mandarin production in these areas to an even higher tempo.


These various native and exotic plants propagated in this beautiful garden is now being offered to the flower lovers in India through Mail order with a hope to start online mail order nursery for home gardens which we feel, is highly overdue.


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