Lalbagh Independence Day Flower Show – 2013. The show was inaugurated on 7 August 2013, and will be on till 15 August, 2013.One can definately feel rejuvinated in the beauty of flowers this weekend.Ofcourse one shall draw some inspriation and start gardening.
Every year on Independence Day and Republic day, flower shows are organized at the Lal Bagh Botanical Garden. Organized by the Horticultural Society of Mysore with an estimated cost of over Rs 35 lakhs, this flower show has been one of the most awaited events in the Garden City.
The flower show showcases several varieties of potted plants and cut flowers, but the main attraction are the flora replicas, Ikebana, Jannur, Indian Floral Art, Bonsai, Thai Art, and vegetable carving. This year, too, the flower show at Lal Bagh created magic with beautiful and breathtaking floral replicas and arrangements comprising of nearly 673 genera and 1,854 species of plants from all over Karnataka.
This year the annual Independence Day flower show at Lalbagh was inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday.
Organised by the Department of Horticulture and Mysore Horticultural Society, the 198th show was thrown open to the public soon after the inauguration.
A 35-foot-long floral houseboat, displayed at the Glass House, is the star attraction. Organisers said the showpiece, complete with special water effects, had been decorated with more than two lakh roses of different colours. A total of 35 workers created it, the horticulture department officials said.
CM stress on tissue culture:
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said more farmers should adopt the tissue culture method of growing plants as it yielded high quality and disease-free produce. He advised the Horticulture Department to extend its support to farmers to adopt new plant technologies.
“The Animal Husbandry, Horticulture and Agriculture departments should be given more importance as farmers are closely associated with them. We have also allotted more funds in the budget towards it,” Siddaramaiah said.
He declined to comment on the parking bay issue at Lalbagh as the matter was sub judice. Various sections of the public, including Lalbagh Walkers’ Association, have opposed the construction of a parking lot on the premises of the botanical gardens.
The Highlights of this years Show is :
* Exhibitions 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 highlight
* 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.
* 439 participants in Bonsai, Ikebana, Indian floral art and vegetable carving competitions
* Exhibition displaying briefs on the activities of Horticulture Department.
* Farmers or gardeners can get answers to their queries on horticulture or gardening at the information desk next to the horticultural exhibition.
* Vegetable exhibition set up by Horticulture Department of HAL and BBMP.
* If you walk down the road behind Glass House, you will find stalls for wooden toys, jute bags tool kits for gardening etc.
* There are stalls from which you can purchase seeds of fruits and flowers.
* There are not many fruits to display this year.
Free entry for students on August 13 and August 15 between 8 am and 5 pm
No parking for vehicles inside Lalbagh. School vehicles are allowed.
Entry fee for adults is Rs. 40. For children below 12 years, Rs. 10
Exhibition displaying briefs on the activities of Horticulture Department.