Monday, August 23, 2010

Lalbagh Gardens, Bangalore

The Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore the Garden City is a lush green paradise with an area of 240 acres in the heart of the city.

It was started by King Hyder Ali, the ruler of old Mysore in 1760. It was further developed by his son Tipu Sultan and subsequently by the British and Indian doyens of horticulture. In 1856, it was given the status of a Government Botanical Garden. From then onwards, it has been an internationally renowned center for scientific study of plants and botanical artwork and also conservation of plants.

Lalbagh is home for tees, shtubs, plants from all over the world. The rarest variety of trees can be seen here. The main attractions here are:
  • Floral Clock
  • Tree Fossil
  • Glass House
  • Directorate Building
  • Guard Room
  • Lake
  • Band Stand
  • Pigeon House
  • Bonsai Garden
  • Topiary Garden
  • Bombax Tree
  • Kempegowda Tower
  • Pigeon Colony
  • Lecture Hall
  • Trees and Flowers
  • Nursery

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