Lalbagh Flower Show, August 2016

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…

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and.. Fire!!!! No, nothing’s on fire, I happened to see few red flowers…

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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.

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Let’s have a closer look at it …

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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)

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A windflowermill

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A closer look at it…

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Let’s talk a walk around to check out the other flowers that are on display.

 

Mystical, magical, exotic Orchids

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Some catchy colors of chrysanthemums

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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? πŸ˜‰  )

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And, some zinnias in the color of Indian National Flag – saffron,white and green :

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37 Comments Add yours

  1. Ginger says:

    What beautiful bright colours and love the creative arrangements … we do that with our fruit and veg shows.

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    1. Rekha says:

      Glad to know you liked it, Kate πŸ™‚
      They do have vegetable carving and ikebana shows too at the same time, but it’s usually for just two days and on a weekend. This place is jam packed on weekends so I go during weekdays.

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      1. Ginger says:

        Sounds like fun .. Ours happens over the Easter period at the Royal Easter Show.

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      2. Rekha says:

        So that’s about now isn’t it. πŸ™‚
        The year before last, there was a landscape garden exhibition at lalbagh. Other than exhibitions, they have classes for roof top gardening, how to maintain/grow orchids, mushroom farming, photography and many such one day courses.
        Even UK has a lot of flower shows and such exhibitions. πŸ™‚

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      3. Ginger says:

        Yes it is about now but I don’t live anywhere near the cities where they happen. Am sure most countries might enjoy such similar exhibitions.

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  2. NJ says:

    Whoa! So many flowers 😍😍😍 I can stay there all day 😁

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    1. Rekha says:

      Yes. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ I sometimes feel like sleeping right there on those flowers,

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    2. Rekha says:

      Pressed send by mistake…
      I sometimes feel like sleeping right there on the flowers and grass, but that isn’t allowed πŸ˜‚ it’s so cool and smells so rosy and nice. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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  3. That’s so beautiful! 😍😍😍

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  4. What fantastic photos, I could smell the flowers. I bet it was beautiful walking around and seeing it in real life 😊

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    1. Rekha says:

      Yes πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ due to the spray and mist, the whole glass House had a sweet rosy fragrance.πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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      1. I can smell it through your words it’s beautiful. When I was a child I used to go to a rose garden and pick up the petals from the ground and make Rose perfume 🌹

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      2. Rekha says:

        We had roses in our garden. I used to pluck them all and stick them all to my hairband and roam around. I still have pictures of it. 😊😊
        We have had similar childhood experiences πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  5. Akshay Iyer says:

    Beautiful captures😍😍
    Colourful and alluring !!
    Keep clicking, keep posting !!πŸ‘Œ

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    1. Rekha says:

      Thanks Akshay πŸ™‚

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      1. Akshay Iyer says:

        Most welcome !!
        Keep posting !!✌

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  6. A well-crafted tour

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    1. Rekha says:

      Thank you, DerrickπŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  7. Our favourite restaurant is Lal Quilla

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    1. Rekha says:

      Sounds nice πŸ™‚ I am guessing butter chicken or chicken tandoori is your favourite dish πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
      Chicken tikka masala is quite famous in UK, isn’t it. πŸ™‚

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      1. Not at all. Anything naga πŸ™‚

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  8. Dahlia says:

    Flower flower everywhere and so is Dahlia πŸ˜‰ Seeing and reading but not listening – very easy for me to switch off from listening πŸ˜€

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    1. Rekha says:

      I have a high-pitched shrill voice, you can’t switch off listening 😎😎😎😎
      There were a lot of dahlias and many people clicking selfies in front of it. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ You are famous πŸ˜€

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      1. Dahlia says:

        Of course I am famous – after all YOU know me…and claim to be my twin, even if evil twin πŸ˜€

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      2. Rekha says:

        parasitic.. no keeda-ic twin πŸ›πŸ›πŸ› πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      3. Dahlia says:

        Now this is too complicated for my thinking powers

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      4. Rekha says:

        I do your thinking. πŸ˜›

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  9. Must be surely peaceful to be around these flowers

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    1. Rekha says:

      YessπŸ˜€ have you been to lalbagh?

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      1. I must have surely, on one of my many holidays I take around India πŸ™‚

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      2. Rekha says:

        Come next time during flower show πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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      3. ..and I’ll make sure, you are my personal tour guide πŸ™‚

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      4. Rekha says:

        πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ beware. I might kidnap you 😈😈😈😈

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      5. you have my permission πŸ˜‰

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      6. Rekha says:

        😱😱😱 I don’t need your permission to kidnap you right? πŸ€”πŸ€” Nobody does that I think πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      7. just saying that I won’t make it tough for you πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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