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Lalbagh Flower Show gets Royal Touch

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The main attraction for this year’s flower show, which marks the 68th Independence Day of India, is the replica of the Bangalore Palace that has been created using two lakh Dutch roses, apart from the floral image replicas of the five Maharajas of Mysuru.
A sand sculpture of Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, who is remembered as the people’s President, has been displayed at Lawn Area.
Scion of the Mysore royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and Rajamata Pramoda Devi, inaugurated the 10-day flower show on Friday organised by the Horticulture Department and the Mysore Horticulture Society, with the Royal Mysore Band playing in the background. Yaduveer was the star attraction on the inaugural day of the Independence Day Flower Show at Lalbagh. Later they released two books – Lalbagh Sasyasastra (a brochure in Kannada on Lalbagh) and a coffee table book on Lalbagh, created with 100 aerial shots of the botanical garden taken during different times of the day and night using drones. Also they planted the Eka Mukhi Rudraksha plant at the Bonsai Park in Lalbagh.
There is a photo gallery, “Raja Darshana” – a rare collections from the Royal family’s album of memories. The show is also displaying information on Lalbagh’s 2,200 native species of fruit and flower-bearing trees displayed at the Glass House. A life-size elephant made of multi-coloured capsicum by HOPCOMS is displayed.
Lalbagh Independence Day 2015 Flower Show will be till August 16, 2015; 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Entrance Fee- Normal Days: Aug 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2015
Adults – Rs 40
Children – Rs 10
Holidays: Aug 8, 9, 15, 16, 2015
Adults – Rs 50
Children – Rs 10
Tickets can also be booked online on

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