The garden comprises lush green lawns, two rose gardens, a cactus house and flower beds along the main driveway where a variety of seasonal flowers are grown besides two gardens for medicinal herbs and a kitchen garden. Various types of seasonal flowers are planted in the flower beds. A large number of potted flower plants are also placed in the portico as well as in front of the main building.
Apart from the flower plants, foliage plants like croton, difanbachea, coleus, cycas, drasera, etc are grown in pots. Three fountains decorated with coloured lights beautify the lawn. The in-house nursery meets the major requirements of the garden. The kitchen garden, varieties of vegetables are grown to meet the requirements of the kitchen. Raj Bhavan garden has been adjudged the best garden in the city a number of times. In the Annual Flower Show and Garden Competition organized by Plant Lovers' Association in 2008, this garden won the best garden trophy among the gardens of central and state government offices in Bhubaneswar.
There are two medicinal gardens. The first one comprises 30 varieties of medicinal plants. His Excellency Shri A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the then President of India, planted a pengulai tree here on 3rd July, 2006. The second medicinal garden near Governor’s Apartment comprises 32 species. Hon’ble Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh planted a Cinnamon tree here on 29th August, 2006.
The medicinal herbs include manjuati, ruta, gheekuanri, hadajoda, pasaruni, peepali, patal gauda, ashoka, gogula and bhringaraj. A unique feature of the herbal garden is that there is a diagram of the human body, illustrating how different organs can derive benefit from different herbs planted in the garden.
The Cactus House was inaugurated by Her Excellency Smt Pratibhadevisingh Patil, the President of India on 10th December, 2009. It comprises 302 Cactus plants representing 75 species.
There is a kitchen garden, in which varieties of vegetable are grown to meet the requirements of the kitchen.
Four fountains decorated with coloured lights beautify the lawn.