Gardening is still popular despite space crunchIn earlier days, gardening was a very popular hobby. People used to utilize the spaces available with their houses for this purpose. During my childhood, I used to live in south Calcutta. In all the houses, there were small flower gardens and some trees which used to give fruits (mainly mango, jack-fruit, guava and coconut). Some residents used to develop small kitchen gardens also. With the space crunch and rapidly increasing real estate business, those beautiful gardens started to disappear.
Now, I am staying in a Government colony in Delhi. Here there are many trees (mainly mango and neem) planted by the Government authorities. Moreover, there are still lots of space in this locality. I am pleasantly surprised that residents are utilizing the available space for gardening (mainly flowers). The terraces are also being utilized as roof gardens. During autumn and spring, the locality becomes spectacularly beautiful.
It is really heartening that gardening is still very popular in Delhi.