The eight-kilometre long Leisure Valley is a stretch that extends all the way from the Rajendra Park in Sector 1 in the north, to Sector 53 in the southernmost part of the city. There are 12 unique and beautiful parks and gardens in all in the Leisure Valley, with each garden boasting of its own particular charm that appeals to different kinds of nature lovers.
Rajendra Park in Sector 1 is spread over an area of 400 acres and is usually used for fitness activities, yoga, horse riding, running and walking.
Smriti Upvan is also located in the same sector and has been set aside for a special purpose. People are allowed to plant trees in this garden in the memory of their dear departed ones.
Bougainvillea Gardens in Sector 3 was inaugurated in 1976 and is dedicated to hundreds of varieties of bougainvillaea which look brilliantly colourful and dazzling, especially in the springtime.
In Sector 10, one will find the Fitness Trails, which is an ideal place to enjoy long walks and perform physical exercises. The famous Flower Garden is located just to the south of the Fitness Trails and houses a variety of seasonal flowers and sculptures that have been made by renowned artists. Various cultural activities are also held here.
Botanical Gardens in Sector 14 and the Rose Garden in Sector 16 are also famous attractions of the Leisure Valley. The Rose Garden is the largest one in all of Asia and boasts of more than 17,000 plants which represent over 1600 varieties of roses.
Shanti Kunj in Sector 16 claims of having an entirely noise-free environment. The garden is divided into five areas by the natural stream that runs through it, and these five parts showcase different kinds of trees such as flowering trees, trees for shade and medicinal plants.
Sector 23 houses the Terraced Garden, which is renowned for its illuminated musical fountain. The annual Chrysanthemum Show also takes place in this particular garden.
Different animals that have been created out of creepers and bushes capture the attention of children in the Topiary Park in Sector 35, while the Garden of Fragrance in Sector 36 appeals to all kinds of tourists with its variety of plants like Raat ki Rani, Motia, Jasmine, Damask Rose, Champa and Mehendi.
Hibiscus Garden is located in Sector 36 and covers an area of 8 acres. It is home to about 40 different varieties of Hibiscus shrubs.