Delightful. A Worthy Tribute. Adorned with Age-Old Trees. Home to Ever Pooping Pigeons. The Beaumont Lawns in the heart of Gandhi Garden or Karachi Zoo is a good old conventional getaway. The Government Garden was one of the earliest gardens in Karachi. Later it became the Mahatma Gandhi Garden and finally it was turned into a Zoological Garden. The Beaumont lawns stood in midst of all this change. These lawns were named after the Late T.L.F. Beaumont, President Karachi Municipality in early 1900s.
Reach there by taking the road in front of IBA in saddar. There is ample parking space in front of all three gates to the zoo. Ask for Beer enclosure and there you will see a rusty broken green canopy. The lawns are at its back. Calm and clean. There is peace in air, an anomaly in the hustle bustle of surrounding area. Red brick pathway and border makes it even more pleasant. All type of people come here; couples, loners, oldies, school bunkers, peeping tom, all types of karachi wallas. Take a bench if you happen to be there and inhale silent still air. The benign yellow sunshine comes down twinkling through dense canopy made by good old trees. Its been a 100 years since they were planted. They have witnessed a lot. We humans live for very short span of time. The reality strikes you even more when you sit under the shadow of trees of The Beaumont Lawns.