Tuesday, 7 August 2012

August - The Month Of Flower Show @ Lalbagh, The Green Queen Of Bengaluru

This is my third post on Lalbagh. August month arrived and I was turning the pages of calender. When I saw the "Independence Day" in red color I remembered the Independence Day flower show of Lalbagh. Lalbagh, The Green Queen Of Bengaluru holds flower shows twice every year - Republic Day flower show in January and Independence Day Flower Show in August. During flower show all roads of Bengaluru lead to Glass House of Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Lakhs of people visit a week long flower show every year. Thousands of flowers will be displayed in the show with main attraction/theme placed at the centre of the glass house. Its a visual treat for us to see flowers of different color, different shape and different scent.
By this time, preparations for the flower show must have completed in Lalbagh. All workers in Lalbagh must be busy in giving final touch to the arrangements as show is kicking off on 9th August.
I visited last year's Independence Day flower show with my family. I was mesmerised by the beauty of colorful flowers. Last year's main attraction was replica model of Lotus Temple, Delhi placed at the centre of the Glass House. This replica model was built using two lakh carnations, 75,000 white and cream color roses and more than 10,000 ornamental leaves. This was very attractive. 

Replica Of Lotus Temple, Delhi, Made of Flowers
There were also many other floral arts showcased. The Glass House displays all the winning entries of the Flower Competition. You can see all types of flowers here. Roses, Tulips, Orchids, cactii, Dalhia, etc. The flowers will be brought from Ooty, Mysore and other parts of the country.  Seeing these beauties, I remembered an old Kannada Song - "Hoovu Cheluvella Tannenditu" (Meaning - Flower says it has got all the beauty of the world) How True!! Eyes are not enough to catch the beauty of the flower and exotic flower arrangements.  
Flower Butterfly

There was vegetables exhibition too along with vegetables carvings.

Vegetables Man

You can also buy flowers, flower pots, plants, seeds etc from seperate stalls kept for selling. You can also see the other stalls selling home decorative items, showpieces. 

However there is an announcement by show authorities related to the flower show this year. As per the news in a local news paper, it will be a low key affair this year as state Government has decided to cut on the spendings of the show in the backdrop of severe drought in the state. The grandeur of the show would be toned down. But show would not prove to be a disappointment to flower lovers as lakhs of flowers will be displayed.
The main attraction of the flower show, at the glass house centre, will be decoration themes of tree house, panda, ducks and dinosaurs. Along with these themes, attractive flower baskets will be displayed in the glass house.
Entry fee hiked:
Flower lovers will have to pay Rs10 more for entry fee than last year. The ticket prices have been raised from Rs 30 to Rs 40 for adults. Children’s entry fee remains unchanged at Rs10. The parking fee for cars will be Rs 50 and for Tempo Travellers Rs500.

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