Monday, August 14, 2006

Celebrating The spirit of Independence!

Red-Garden's Musings!

A few things to share from Bangalore:- The Exotic Visual Treat at LalBagh! (Red-Garden of Bangalore)

Every Year ,The Beautiful Horticultural show , is something which will be taking Bangaloreans down the memory lane......Lalbagh, The famous Botanical garden in Bangalore is enriched with variety of native and exotic flora .Lalbagh today probably has the most diversified collection of trees and plants of any botanical garden in the world.

Apart from having probably, the finest collection of trees and plants, It is also a favourite venue for the famous Annual flower shows conducted Bi-Annually.

Horticultural shows are organized every year in January and August on the occasion of the Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations respectively at the 18, 000 sq. ft. Glasshouse in Lalbagh.The Glass House, was originally modelled on London's Crystal Palace .(later re-modelled with a different layout) The Horticulture Department,this year is presenting the flower show with the ‘Peace and Culture’ theme.A Peace Globe with all the continents ,made out of hundreds of roses, can be sighted in keeping up with the Theme & with a dove on top sending the message of peace .

Talking about it's History ,Initially it was commissioned as a Private Garden in 1760 by Hyder Ali, Lalbagh stretches over 240 acres and has a wide variety of tropical and sub-tropical plants. The Garden was further developed by Hyder Ali’s son Tipu Sultan and subsequently by the British and later by the Indian horticulture dept, with further extensions and additions with more exotic species of plants.

It has earned a pride of place among the gardens of the world and it is regarded as one of the best gardens in the East for its layout, scientific treasure and scenic beauty.Despite rapid industrialization & Information Technology boom in Bangalore, also known as 'India's Silicon Valley',it is still a city of Parks and Gardens. Lalbagh is still very much a vital lung space of Bangalore, preserving its flora and fauna with great care.