Colors Galore & Huge Crowds - Lalbagh Flower Show 2009 Bangalore
The flower show has a theme every year and the theme this year was PEACE and aptly so. Over 200 varieties of flowers were displayed in the most innovative manner and people in thousands visited it daily.
Lalbagh - one of the largest botanical gardens in Asia hosts this biannual flower show every year in January and August on the occasion of the Indian Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations respectively.
The show was true to its theme of peace as the pictures exhibit, the floral arrangements were a work of art.
The show as usual attracted huge crowds and people were busy trying to capture all the colors and hues that were spread around them. For more details click on the pictures attached to the story. As they say "A picture says more then a 1,000 words" or thereabouts. . All original photos clicked by the author.
Along with regular attractions like roses, marigolds, cockscomb, geranium, this year’s show also features a number of exotic flowers like brachycome, petunias and colosia. A number of first-timers thronged the show on the opening day. Manoj, a visitor for the first time, said “It is beautiful and the sheer variety and the organisation of flowers is a visual treat.”
This year’s central theme at the flower show was peace. A floral edifice built to depict a globe with two pigeons on top was symbolic of the theme. Another attraction on the opening day was ‘Janur’, a type of Indonesian plant decoration by artist Namitha Suresh. The piece of art in the shape of elephants, was created out of tender coconut leaves and banana stem.
Like in previous years, this year’s show also features an exhibition of hybrid vegetables that include exotic vegetables like Broccoli, Zuchini and Chinese cabbage.
Brief History of Lalbagh:
It started as a Royal Pleasure park in the early 18th century and various Hoticulturalists have worked on it to make it one of the largest Botonical Gardens in Asia. Originally plants were imported from Afganistan, Iran, Mauritius to name a few. It was founded by Hyder Ali, father of Tipu Sultan.