Getting Set for the Independence Day Horticultural Show

Instead of going when the show is in full swing, I thought I would go and see the prepartions for the Horticultural Show at Lalbagh, that begins this afternoon.

There are posters of the even at every gatet:

Horticultural show 07

And the final touches are being made to the three beautiful displays, made entirely of Dutch roses. Here’s the lovely Taj Mahal:

floral taj mahal lalbagh 090807

And here’s man’s forays into outer space:


And here are two birds, as if to mark the fact that Lalbagh is a haven for birds:

two birds and flowers

HEre’s a picture that combines all three displays at one angle:

all three displays

There was a display of posters at the Glass House:

poster display

And here’s one of the posters. Many featured innovative use of colour, plants, scenery and birds (almost all of them used only the black kite, crow, or mynah!)

lalbagh flower power forever

Some of the plants which won prizes looked so attractive even if they are well-known…here’s the Bougainvillea display:

bougainvillea first prize

And here’s the croton display, which also got HAL the first prize:

colourful crotons

And around the Sampige alley, and at the entrance (near the Ficus Benjamina trees) several stalls were being readied. The National Horticulture Mission stall led them all…perhaps it is symbolic that the red carpet extends only halfway?

Nat'l Horticulture Mission Stall

Several people were setting up stalls which sold handicrafts:

crafts stall

And this stall, which advertised floral decorations for weddings, made a beautfiul show itself!

decorative flowers stall

So did this one, which was selling gladioli corms, giving the bloom colours as reference:

gladioli stall

One stall had these very nice vegetable figures….does this one have a look of Gandhi? That’s what it looked like to me….but the other one didn’t remind me of anyone in particular!

vegetable figures

vegetable figures

One stall which impressed me was run by people with disabilities, who are trained for horticultural work. Surely this stall should be patronised heavily!

disability trng stall

And there was a bonsai area, too. I had just read in the paper about the controversy that surrounds the Bonsai garden in Lalbagh lately….

Vriksha Bonsai

If you cannot visit Lalbagh for the next few days, that was a glimpse of the Flower Show for you. If you can…do go and enjoy the show! There’s sure to be something for everyone, and the variety of exhibits will be really interesting.

8 Comments so far

  1. leo (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

    Hey that is good that you are sharing your news and outing like this…


  2. Karthik.B (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 6:39 pm

    Deepa great work keep it up.
    Any special blogs recording the milestones in the history of Bangalore since independence to the current day?? Looks like it will be a perfect tribute from MB considering the independence day around the corner.

  3. Anush Shetty (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 2:29 pm

    Was just wondering if people had any good thing to say about this post :D

    Its a lovely post :-)

  4. Neha (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 3:25 pm

    Wow great coverage !
    I’m planing to visit this show on saturday(i mean tomm).. so was searchin the timings for this show on web..& found this page! realy great.. m more excited to go tomm.. i hope it is open at 10am in mornin..

    thanx a lot

  5. ROFL (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 6:34 pm

    As usual lovely post Deepa “avare” :) . Now I am for sure missing Bangalooru :(

    What happended to all the abusers of Deepa’s posts…why dont u leave ur stupid comments here?

  6. NotBayArea (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

    Informative and good post. Loved looking at it!

  7. Vishwa Kore (unregistered) on August 14th, 2007 @ 11:50 am

    Vry nice photos………..


  8. Vishwa Kore (unregistered) on August 14th, 2007 @ 11:50 am

    Vry nice photos………..


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