With the ever growing population and the amount of construction which is being carried out in all large cities, without too much heed to our natural heritage, most of the people live in a concrete jungle devoid of trees, birds and mammals. This has left very few open breathing spaces and greenery for people to enjoy.

In order to bridge this void, Mr. Firdos Cambatta, the founder of The Serenity Trust decided to create on his 40,000 sq. mtrs., open piece of land a botanical garden and a nature library. This will educate school children of their rich natural heritage and create awareness in them as to what can be done for posterity. Koteshwar village is located on the Bhat-Motera road and the botanical garden and the library are at a distance of 5 kms from the Ahmedabad airport across the Indira bridge. The original landscaping of the Serenity library and garden was done by Mr. Kamal Mangaldas, a leading architect of Ahmedabad and the newly constructed library building has been a joint effort of Mr. Bernard Kohn, a well known architect, who had lived in Ahmedabad for many years and now resides in France.

We have about 800 species of indigenous & exotic plants which have been planted over the last 20 years and which have now grown to reasonable maturity. For the benefit of our visitors and guests, markers and descriptions have been put on ceramic plaques.

We also have a butterfly garden which houses many species of butterflies.

The botanical garden hosts more than a 100 species of birds in the wild, venomous and non-venomous snakes are often sighted. Herds of Blue-Bulls (Nilgais) are often seen on the periphery of the botanical garden, monitor lizards are plentiful, hares are often seen in the bushes. Porcupines are often sighted in the dark hours and flap shell turtles are seen in the water bodies.

The botanical garden has two excavated water bodies which play a vital role in attracting birds to the premises. The larger water body is situated in natural surroundings attracting dabchicks, spot bills, common quails & black winged stilts. The newly excavated water body is only for water lilies and lotii.

The library building has a reading room that can accommodate about 40 people. It has about 3,000 books on environment, wildlife & conservation. We have an auditorium that can accommodate up to 60 persons with facilities for screening documentaries and presentations. We have a collection of about 350 documentaries on environment, wildlife & conservation. We have a cafeteria which can accommodate about 36 persons at a time. Independent washrooms have been provided for ladies and gents and handicapped visitors. The premise also has an overnight camping facility with all the needed amenities.