Friday, 9 October 2015

Lalbagh Flower Show - 2015 : The Independence Day Edition

I had last visited the Lalbagh flower show in the year 2012. This year again I got an opportunity to visit the Independence Day flower show when the show was nearly ending. Only two days were left. On weekday morning at 10 AM we reached Lalbagh thinking that early morning on weekday crowd will be less. But the huge crowd proved our thinking was wrong. 
This was the 202nd edition of the flower show. Every time the show organizers come up with the different theme. This time the two main attractions inside the Glass House were - The replica of Bengaluru Palace created using nearly 2 lakh colorful Dutch roses and statues of five Maharajas (Wodeyars) of Mysuru.
Replica Of Bengaluru Palace created using Roses

Near the statues of Mysuru Maharajas boards were installed that speak of their contributions to the state. There was a photo gallery which had rare collections of photos from the Royal Families of album of memories. The specialty of this year's show was -  Rajamata Pramoda Devi Wodeyar and the new scion Maharaja Yaduveer Krishna Datta Chamaraja Wodeyar themselves inaugurated the show.
Statues of Mysuru Wodeyars
There were many other attraction at the lawn area outside the Glass house which depicted the lifestyle of Royal family of Mysuru. As a tribute to the great Kings of Mysuru , this years flower show was transformed into Mysuru King's Garden. 

One more attraction at the lawn area was the sand sculpture of former President Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. People were busy taking selfies with this sculpture. 

Flowery Musical Instruments : Musical Instruments made out of different colorful flowers were displayed at the lawn area.
Trumpet and Gramophone


Harmonium and Mridanga
Bonsai Garden had Elephant created using Tomatoes and Capsicums.

Apart from all these special attractions, there were many varieties of flowers, plants, herbs, shrubs in the show. The show also featured hundreds of stalls and specialized nurseries where people can buy plants, gardening needs, pesticides, manure, seeds etc. There were also stalls demonstrating roof top garden, balcony garden concepts. 

My previous posts on Lalbagh : 

Lalbagh Flower Show : 2012
Mango and Jackfruit Mela @ Lalbagh
An Evening In Lalbagh
Roses From Lalbagh Rose Garden

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