Thursday, August 05, 2010

Lalbagh: A 250,000-rose India Gate replica

Lalbagh: A 250,000-rose India Gate replica

IANSFirst Published : 05 Aug 2010 12:54:16 AM ISTLast Updated : 05 Aug 2010 12:57:51 AM IST

BANGALORE: Ever imagined what the India Gate would look like if it was made of roses? A replica of the monument with 250,000 roses will be the star attraction at the annual Independence Day flower show here.

The flower show at Lalbagh Botanical gardens begins Aug 6 and ends Aug 15, N. Jayaram, director of the Karnataka horticulture department that maintains Lalbagh, told reporters.

On show will be over 250 varieties of flowers and flower plants, some from Thailand and Taiwan.

School students will get free entry Aug 13. On other days, charges for adults are Rs.30 (Rs.40 on Sundays and other holidays) and Rs.10 for children.

The department organises flower shows twice a year to coincide with the Republic Day and Independence Day.

This Republic Day, a flower replica of the Qutub Minar was the star attraction. Other landmarks that have come alive include the Taj Mahal.

Lalbagh, in south Bangalore, is spread over 240 acres and is a must see for visitors. It has over 2,000 species of plants and flowers.


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