Ambootia is one of the largest and best known gardens in Darjeeling. Established in the 1850s by British tea planters it's reputation is set for decades already. Over the last 40 years the gardens have developed into a well-integrated, self sustaining, ecologically balanced and economically viable company. As in many gardens in Darjeeling the management takes good care of the ca. 800 employees, by providing housing, child care and schools.