Lalbagh Flower Show 2013, Bangalore
Every year on Independence Day and Republic day, flower shows are organized at the Lal Bagh Botanical Garden. The event is jointly organised by Department of Horticulture and Mysore Horticulture Society., this flower show has been one of the most awaited events in the Garden City. Exhibition spreads across the garden. Main attractions are placed inside the Glass House. A vertical, 17-feet-high garden with more than 5,000 plants is one of the highlights.
A vertical garden bedecked with more than 5,000 plants will be on display at the lawn area of Lalbagh. The other major attractions include a 13-foot floral boat, floral pots, demonstration of roof garden concept and Bonsai plants. The vertical garden will measure 40 feet in length and 17 feet in height.
Flowers are the most important part of puja/worship depicts the traditional “Kalasha” and an Ugra Narasimha Statue. Our horticulturists from the Lalbagh HOPCOMS have made a Rainbow using the vibrant colours. Hundreds of orchids, zinnia, nastardium, chrysantamums, daisies, marigold, cacti, fuchsia, jasmine, geranium single roses, dahlias, etc species of flowers are to be viewed.
A 13-feet-long floral boat full of roses is yet another attraction. For all the nine days, this will use up 2 lakh roses. 780 participantsparticipated in Bonsai, Ikebana, Indian floral art and vegetable carving competitions. Vegetable exhibition had been set up by Horticulture Department of HAL and BBMP.
A walk down the road behind Glass House, you will find stalls for wooden toys, jute bags, flower and vegetable seeds, tool kits for gardening etc.
There were stalls from which you can purchase seeds of fruits and flowers. There were not many fruits to display this year. A floral carpet was the baseline for this show which showed different kinds, varieties, groups and textures of flowers(No you cant walk on this)
There were nurseries outside Lalbagh, which sell flower plants, pots, manure, mud etc. A good time to visit was in the morning so that you can actually observe flowers. If you choose to go in the evenings, there was a lot of rush, and you will end up counting heads instead of watching flowers!
All in all a super success. Looking forward to what 2014 has to offer!
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