460 acres of a sprawling expansion of ornamental flowers and plants along with landscaped gardens, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam or TTD gardens are a flamboyant tourist spot. Known to supply 500 kilograms of flowers daily to the various temples in and around Tirumala, this is the garden responsible for the beautification of the temples on special occasions and routine ceremonies.
These gardens are backed by legends, dating back to the 14th century in which Ramanuja and his disciple Sri Anandalwar paved way for a magnificent path through the garden land. Another legend says that Sattada Sri Vaishnavas cultivated the Tirumala flower gardens under the name of Dasa Nambis.
Today the garden holds four nurseries in the Travelers Bungalow area, Gogarbham Dam area, Sri Padmavathi Guest House area and Divyaramam area, which together produce ten lakh plants annually.
Beautiful, clear streams and ponds scattered across the gardens add a charming mystique and complement the huge variety of blooming flowers with lotus flowers in the water.