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    Individual’s sustained effort has turned home into a mini organic forest

    Grown over 35 years, Chennai man’s home forest has 350+ of India’s rarest plants

    From the legendary Thillai tree to the Brahma Kamalam that blooms once in 12 years, Jaswant Singh’s 10,000 sq. ft. garden is a hidden wonderland with 350 rare species, which Singh has painstakingly collected from all over India in over three decades.

    • Jaswant Singh started exploring gardening as a hobby when he was 19 years old.
    • His mini forest is one of the few places the Flame Lily, Tamil Nadus state flower can be found.
    • His family has also adopted an all organic diet with fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs grown in their home garden.
    • His garden has turned into a key tourist spot with students, tourists and even dignitaries dropping in at his home.

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