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Lalbagh Flower Show is Spectacular!

Written by Poorna & Brinda

Lalbagh flower show 2018 on the occasion of Republic day is starting from 19 Jan 2018.

Lalbagh flower show is spectacularly beautiful.

Why don’t we celebrate this year’s Independence day with a riot of colours? Yes, we are talking about Lalbagh and its famed flower show!

Tomorrow we celebrate 70 years of freedom from British rule. Best wishes to every one of you on 71st Indian Independence day!

Lalbagh botanical garden in the heart of Bangalore hosts its famous “Flower show” to commemorate Independence Day (Aug 15) and Republic day (Jan 26) every year. Though we have been there many times, it is always a pleasure go back.

We went for the morning run on Sunday. The flower show inside the glass house was open and visitors were being allowed in. We made an opportunity to take a peek into the world of flowers.

The theme of this year’s show is “Kuvempu” – One of the greatest litterateur of Kannada literature. Kuvempu was the first Jnanpith Awardee and a beloved poet laureate of the state. The theme showcased his ancestral house in Kuppalli near Tirthahalli apart from showcasing his life and works. Today, the heritage home is beautifully preserved as a museum for the great man.

Join us as we take you around for a glimpse of the famed Lalbagh flower show on this Independence Day……

The first thing we notice when we enter the precincts of Glass house are the pictures and quotes by Kuvempu. It is soothing to read bits from his outstanding poetry while going around it.

Lalbagh flower show

The best of the flower arrangements as usual are in the corners. This one is a combination of Salvia, Amaranths and Marigolds….

The flowers – Geraniums, Anthuriums and Lilies – arranged in front of the recreated heritage home of Kuvempu.


The Dahlia corner.

Lalbagh flower show

Begonias are riot of colours……

A combination of Coleus and Begonias is a nice contrast in one of the corners….

Grafted Cacti!!

Marigolds, Penta, Vincas, Zinnias, Impatiens …….different flowers. Different colours….

Another corner!!

Cockscomb varieties…..

This is the most beautiful of all. Pink coloured Impatiens in one of the corners.

The Heritage home of Kuvempu recreated in flowers. Isn’t it beautiful?

We walk out of glass house after savouring our moments with Kuvempu and his poetry enhanced by the colours of flowers. Outside the glass house, we could see the similar arrangements like the one done for Republic Day tis year  Check out details here.

Lalbagh is lovely – Go Now!

Important Tip – The Lalbagh Flower show 2018 for Republic day is starting on 19 Jan 2018 till 28 Jan 2018. . The best time to is early in the morning. Go for a nice walk/run in the morning. Visit the flower show when there is less crowd. Have breakfast in MTR.

Weekdays are ideal days to visit the flower show. Take a day off and take your family. They will love it.

If you still have energy, then you can attempt this

Self guided walking tour of Bombat Basavanagudi!

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Poorna & Brinda

We are Brinda and Poorna from Bengaluru, the “Silicon city” or “Garden city” of India.

We travel together. We caught the travel bug 20 years back. On our honey moon, we traveled over the sea, in the train, by bus and in an aircraft! Our adventures probably started in that year. It continues, ever since.

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