Photude.com brings you the photographs of Lalbagh Flower Show August 2015.
Floral Replica of Bangalore Palace
This season, the flower show in Lalbagh gardens is dedicated to the rulers of Mysore State and the theme is the floral replica of Bangalore Palace and the statues of the erstwhile rulers of Mysore State.
The Wodeyar King
Among many statues of rulers, this one, in front the Bangalore Palace is prominent.
Statues of the rulers of Mysore
The statues of the erstwhile rulers of Mysore were made up of Plaster of Paris (PoP). Beautiful flowers were decked up at their feet. There was also an information board written about the king and their contribution to the kingdom.
Elephants made up of climbers
Not sure what type of plant it is. But it is evident that a lot of efforts have been put into this – The Plant Elephant!
The Palanquin made out of Plaster of Paris and wood.
Close-up of roses
Millions of roses were used create this magnificent replica of Bangalore Palace and other decorations. Here’s a close-up shot for you.
These were the main attraction in the glass house along with many varieties of plants and flowers. While the main theme changes every season, the plants and flowers almost remains same in every flower show.
Asiatic Lilly (Liliums)
Most of the plants and flowers inside the glass house and in some other parts of Lalbagh gardens are sourced from different government departments like HAL (Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd.) which have won in the horticulture competition. The below photograph was captured just outside the glasshouse which won the first price.
Hollyhock Flower – First Prize
This Hollyhock flower was captured outside the glass house. The plant won the first prize and hence displayed here.
Surprises near the Bandstand
There was more surprise waiting in near the Band Stand. The replica of musical instruments made up of roses. Where else you will find this kind of flower show in India?
A visitor taking photographs of a floral replica of Gramophone
In the band stand, live bands are conducted every evening, and so the floral replica of musical instruments. What you see here is a trumpet, did I say it correct?
Harmonium can be seen in all the classical bands.
The Indian classical music is incomplete without tabla.
Nadaswaram is a kind of wind instrument used in South India. You would appreciate this article in Wikipedia.
Sand Art of Dr. Abdul Kalam
Dr. Abdul Kalam, the Missile Man of India, the former President of India, who was loved by the people, expired on 27th July 2015 at the age of 84. This sand art is a tribute to Bharath Ratna A P J Abdul Kalam.
The gerbera flower is most sought after in local and international market.
Unlike any other season, there was a museum dedicated to farming, this time was the “Horticulture – A promising sectors for farmers.” There were hundreds of shops selling horticultural products, honey, seeds, fruits and juices and home garden items. I will comeback with the photographs, all tagged to Lalbagh Botanical Gardens.