Thread Garden

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Thread Garden information

Location
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) , India
Address
North Lake Rd
Telephone
+91 423 2445145
Prices
admission Rs10, camera/video Rs15/30
Opening hours
8.30am-7.30pm
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Your appreciation of the Thread Garden rests on your love of irony and kitsch. If that threshold is low, you’ll be disappointed. If it’s decent, you may, if you’re in a good mood, enjoy the ‘miracle’ (official description and just slight hyperbole) that is 150 species of ‘plants’ from around the world meticulously re-created using ‘hand-wound’ thread. The technique was perfected by Keralan artist Anthony Joseph and the work took 50 craftspeople 12 years to complete, which is either very impressive or kinda sad.