TTD Gardens, spread across 460 acres in Tirupati
, is home to around 200 varieties of rare plants and trees. It is believed that the great Vaishnava Acharya Sri Ramanuja and his disciple, Sri Anandalwar started these gardens in the 14th century.
The total demand for the flowers of all the temples in Tirumala is met by these gardens. It supplies the garlands for the deities and for decorating the 'mandapam', 'pandals' and 'vahanas' on festive occasions. Horticultural flower shows organised every year here by the TTD, during the 'Brahmotsavam', draws a large crowd.