Lalbagh, meaning red garden, is a botanical garden located in Bangalore. It has the famous glass house which hosts the biannual flower show (Independence day. 15th August and Republic day, 26th January)
The flower show of August 2016 was a bit different from the previous ones as they introduced something known as the mist effect. Every now and then, a spray of water on all the flowers in the glass house. It was quite cool and fragrant (smelled of fresh roses) and the sprayers were located just about anywhere! A couple of times, these sprays landed directly on my camera lens! But, this was one of the best flower shows that I have ever visited.
Let me take you on a photo walk :
As you start walking towards the glass house, you will find a huge peacock…
and.. Fire!!!! No, nothing’s on fire, I happened to see few red flowers…
Now we are inside the glass house.
This one is the main attraction The Indian Parliament. Note the floral decoration; the whole structure is made of roses – orange, red and white.
Let’s have a closer look at it …
And then comes the witch’s house from Hansel and Gretel… except that this one is made up of roses and begonias.
(This one was actually called a green house, but I felt it looks a lot like a house from Hansel and Gretel)
A closer look at it…
Let’s talk a walk around to check out the other flowers that are on display.
Mystical, magical, exotic Orchids
Some catchy colors of chrysanthemums
Some effort was needed to click this one. It was getting a lot of attention from few selfie lovers… I had to wade through the crowd to get a view of this one.
Bright, big, colorful Dahlias. (Dahlia, are you listening? 😉 )
And, some zinnias in the color of Indian National Flag – saffron,white and green :