Bangalore, Aug 10: The 4th National Flower Show was inaugurated at Lalbagh on Saturday, Aug 9 by State horticulture minister S K Bellubbi, kicking off a nine-day floral extravaganza. Special attraction to the show is a replica of the Hampi chariot made of roses. Karnataka Transport minister Ashok, who opened an exhibition on organic farming, said the display of flowers this year is very creative and visitors can expect a refreshing effect as soon as they enter.
People were seen thronging the Glass House where different varieties of flowers, including competition-winning breeds, are arranged in various formations. Zinnia, nastardium , dahlia-cactii , fuchsia, geranium single and rare varieties of marigold, jasmine and roses are on display.
The major attraction of the flower show is a section depicting the glory of the Vijayanagar empire, complete with a floral chariot, stone mantapa and an Ugra Narasimha statue. The cactus house displays over 400 varieties of cacti.
The show closes on August 17 and is open to public from 9 am to 7 pm.