Sunday, August 09, 2009

Garden City once again

Garden City once again


Lalbagh Garden.
Express News Service First Published : 08 Aug 2009 07:39:27 AM IST
BANGALORE: The city might no longer be the Garden City it was once was referred to as, but any one who pays a visit to the historic Glass House at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden during the next week will get a peek of what the city looked like in the bygone days.
The Glass House will pay host to over 700 varieties of flowers- orchids, roses, carnation during the annual Independence Day Horticultural Show which was inaugurated on Friday.
Apart from the desi varieties of flowers, over 80 foreign species will also be on display during the show which will conclude on August 17.
The new attractions at the show -- massive dinosaurs created out of over 50,000 flowers, mermaids of roses, dolphins, teddy bears, rabbits, fish, elephants and deer, were an instant hit with the children on the inaugural day itself.
Dr M Jagadeesh, deputy director, Horticulture Department said that the response this year has been stupendous as compared to the previous years.
“Last year we received around 450 entries for the garden competition, this year there are around 880 entries for the garden and pot competitions,” he said.
Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa who inaugurated the show said that in order to create more lung space in the city, the government was planning to develop four mini-Lalbaghs in Bangalore.

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