Nilambur Bioresources Park

Bioresources Nature Park is located in the strategic location adjacent to the world famous Nilambur Teak Museum. Lush green forest tracts, garden for medicinal plants, orchids and ferns and an exclusive
butterfly park form part of the five-acre park.Conceived by the Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) at Nilambur, the Nature Park is the first of its kind in the country.

The Nature Park has areas for the lower groups of plants such as thallophytes (algae and macro-fungi), bryophytes, pteridophytes, plants found in ecological niche such as xerophytes (cacti and succulents), hydrophytes (aquatic plants) beneficial plants (medicinal plants), ornamental and aesthetic plants (orchids and palms), and other monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plants.

The germplasm collection of different groups of plants would be beneficial to almost all sections of society, including students and researchers, nature enthusiasts, environment activists and those
engaged in conservation and management of plant biodiversity. The park will be of greater significance for people to see live specimens, know about the habitat, ecological, social, cultural and
economical importance of each plant.

A butterfly garden is another attraction in the Bioresources Nature Park area. It accommodates a wide range of butterflies in its natural habitat. The park maintains appropriate conditions for various species of butterflies. Habitats have been recreated by setting up streams, waterfalls and sprinklers in order to maintain appropriate climatic conditions. Bushes, lianas and creepers have also been set up in the garden to suit the habitat requirements of various butterflies. At present, there are about 50 species of butterflies in the garden.