Siddaramaiah inaugurates 200th flower show at Lalbagh

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200th Lalbagh flower show inaugurated
Bangalore, Aug 8: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated the Independence Day Flower Show in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens on Friday. The Lalbagh flower show is a major attraction in Bangalore but this year, it is all the more special for it is the 200th show which is being organised here. The show will continue till August 17. Entry fees for adults are Rs 40 on weekdays and Rs 50 on weekends while those for children are Rs 10 on all days.

This year, the show organisers decided to make a Royal Mysore Palace and the Dasara procession with 3 lakh roses as the prime attraction. Elephants, horses and soldiers have also been made of flowers for display at the show. The Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower and the Namma Metro have been the main themes in the previous years.

Flower shows are being held in the 240 acres premises in Lalbag for 102 years now. The first flower show was held in 1912 when GH Krumbeigel took over as superintendent of Lalbagh. Each show costs us about Rs. 90 lakh Lalbagh was initially a 40-acre private garden of former ruler of Mysore Hyder Ali in 1760 and it was further developed by his son Tipu Sultan.

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