The project aimed to enhance and showcase the ecological and built heritage of the 90-acre Sunder Nursery. A nursery was originally established here in 1912 when the imperial Delhi complex was being planned for propagating and testing tree species from across India and overseas.
An important aim for the development was to creatively combine monuments, forest and nursery functions within one interactive experience. The landscape master plan aimed to create a major landscape space of truly urban scale, deriving inspiration from the traditional Indian concept of congruency between nature, garden and utility coupled with environmental conservation. The nursery also provides a major new green space for public recreation.