Rose garden of Chandigarh is the biggest of its kind in Asia. Named after India's previous President, Zakir Hussain, this delightful garden was set up in 1967 with the help of Chandigarh's first Chief Commissioner, late Dr. M S Randhawa. Chandigarh rose garden contains more than 17,000 plants. There are almost 1,600 assortments of roses. It is a spacious garden covering a range of 27 sections of land. Dr. Zakir rose garden comprises of the flawless roses, as well as trees of therapeutic quality. A portion of the therapeutic plants that can be spotted here is Bel, Bahera, Harar, camphor and yellow Gulmohar.