Lalbagh botanical garden, Bangalore
The Lalbagh meaning Red Garden is a famous botanical garden in Bangalore, India. Lalbagh has earned reputation of one of the best garden in the East due to its vast layout, maintenance and large number of flora.
Lalbagh was started by famous Mysore ruler Hyder Ali in 1760 as a private garden on the lines of Mughal gardens but was finished byhis son Tipu Sultan. Spreading in 240-acres, Lalbagh houses 673 genera and 1,854 species of plants currently. Some of the exotic species are introduced from France, Afghanistan and Persia. Trees over 100 years old can be seen here too. Plants have tags on their trunk displaying name and classification for identity.Glass house, Floral Clock, Kempegowda tower, Topiary Garden and lake are the main attraction of Lalbagh. Located at the centre of the garden Glass house‘s foundation stone was laid by Prince Albert Victor in 1898. The Glass house design is based on London’s Crystal Palace and it is used to host biannual flower shows at the garden.
Kempegowda tower situated on the 3,000 million years old lalbagh rock is another attraction. Topiary garden showcases foliage shrubs clipped and sheared into ornamental abstract shapes. It was started in 1937.
Rose garden, Cacti house, Lotus pond are other attractions. Visitors from all over the world can be seen here.If you ever get a chance to visit Bangalore then add this garden in your to-do list, you wouldn’t be disappointed.
Read Also : A visit to Empress Botanical Garden (Pune).
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