Jijamata Udyan previously referred to as Rani Baug after the original British call Victoria Gardens, and now additionally known as Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo, is a zoo and lawn covering 50 acres located at Byculla, within the coronary heart of Mumbai, India. It is the oldest public garden in Mumbai. In 1835, British administration granted a huge plot of land in Sewri to the Agro Horticultural Society of Western India for a botanical lawn. That land changed into later obtained for a European burial floor.
In 1861, construction of a brand new garden turned into commenced on 33 acres inside the Mount Estate, Mazgaon. The flowers from Sewri garden become transferred to this new lawn named Victoria Gardens which was officially opened to the public by way of on November 19, 1862. Agro Horticultural Society of Western India endured to hold Victoria Gardens till 1873 whilst the society's cease brought about the municipal enterprise taking over the garden's renovation. In 1890 the lawn become extended by means of 15 acres specially for the zoo.