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Buzzing Bengaluru finds peace with flowers

Last updated on: August 12, 2009 

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There is different sort of buzz these days in Bengaluru, far different from the traffic mess on the city's roads.

The colourful flowers on display at the Lalbagh botanical garden are drawing hundreds of people.


Image: Flower show at the Lalbaug Botanical Garden
Video: Vicky Nanjappa
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The week-long show, organised by the Karnataka State Horticulture Department and Mysore Horticultural Society, has over 350 varieties of flowers, including roses, marigolds, geranium and brachycome and celosia on display.


Image: Garden blooms in riot of colours

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On Wednesday morning, there were nearly 1000 people gathered at Lalbagh to witness this annual event, conducted a week before Independence Day.


Image: Lalbaugh Blooms

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A couple of visitors said the show this time is better compared to last year.

There are more varieties of flowers this year and the display is a treat to the eye.


Image: Beautiful flowers on display

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The visitors made a beeline to the glasshouse, which has the main display. A dinosaur made from roses is an instant hit at least with the children.


Image: People of Bengaluru enjoy the flower show

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An officer from the state Horticulture department said the turnout this year was much more compared to the previous years.
"We have been bettering the show every year and I can say that we have put up one of the best shows this year."


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Lalbagh is considered as one of the best gardens in the country and is spread over 240 acres.

Although it witnesses a lot of visitors throughout the year, the crowd is the most at the time of the flower show.


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Besides the flowers on display, there are also several private nurseries, which have put up stalls.

The bonsais in particular are a big hit. Apart from this there are also ornamental plants and medicinal plants.


Image: People of Bengaluru enjoy the flower show

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