New Delhi: The historic Mughal Gardens, with its lush green stretch and colourful blossoms, will be thrown open to public from Friday for the month-long annual festival christened as 'Rashtrapati Bhavan Udyanotsav'.

"Our country comprises of people from different caste, creed and religion. And, the garden which comprises various kinds of flowers, give us the message to live in harmony with each other," President Pratibha Patil told reporters here on Thursday.

Appreciating the hard work of the gardeners, she asked people to visit the gardens and witness its splendor and magnificence.

This year, the main attraction at the festival are floral carpets and a new Bonsai Garden with about 200 plants, besides a special cactus corner at the garden, located inside the grand President's Estate.

"This year we decided to try this (floral carpets) as it is both economical as well as beautiful to look at. Floral carpet design is a manifestation of imagination and skill of the gardeners. It can be used to decorate homes, offices and also functions," said Nigam Semwal, OSD Horticulture in the President's Estate.

(Agencies)