Every school does not possess a garden. The schools in the heart of city, have generally no gardens. Our school being a residential one is situated outside the city. We are lucky in having a big and beautiful garden.
Our school garden is just in front of the school building. It occupies about ten acres of land. There is a high boundary wall all around it and a road passes in the middle of it. It is rectangular and has an iron-gate in the middle.
In one part of the garden there are trees like mango, guava and banana. All these trees are of very good quality. They were brought from different parts of Pakistan. Our mangoes and guavas are the sweetest of all in the whole of the city. They are very famous far and wide for their taste and colour. There are about hundred trees of each. They are sold every year to some fruit seller on lease. They are sold to school students at a cheap price fixed by the Principal.
In the other part of the garden there are seasonal flower plants. Such plants are not permanent. They last for about six months in the year. In one corner of the garden, there are nature-study plots for lower classes. There are about 500 flower-pots which are looked after by students. In this part there are rose bushes all along the road side. There are some other beds of coloured flowers of various kinds. In the centre there is a big grassy lawn. it adds to the beauty of the garden. There is a good, arrangement of water supply. Students in their P.T., periods work in these plots. They also water their plants in the leisure time in the morning and evening. Small children like this work very much. They take keen interest in it. Three gardeners also take care of the garden. They work day and night in it.
This garden of ours is a boon to ‘students. Small children improve their health by working in their plots. They feel an Inner peace and happiness when they see their little plants growing bigger and bearing beautiful flowers. Thus this garden, along with education, gives health, strength and happiness to small children.
We often sit in the evening on the grassy lawn and enjoy the sight of pretty flowers. The sweet scent of the flowers and buds cheer our heart and mind.
On Fridays we catch beautiful butterflies flying in the pleasant sunshine on the mango trees. How pleasant it looks when we run after them from bush to bush! What a noise we all make when we catch a butterfly in the net!
During the rainy season we enjoy the merry notes of the cuckoo on the mango trees, and the chirping of birds in the rose bushes. The grassy lawn appears to us as if God Almighty has spread green velvet on the ground.