While most of the fun has been replaced by dreary office work for most, digging through one’s bygone days, replaying them in your mind’s eye and taking the time to revisit them has its benefits.
Even a couple of days after the show I was caught staring into space, apparently looking pleased about something, as my friends informed me.
[caption id=”attachment_4397" align=”aligncenter” width=”3264"][/caption]No matter how hard one tried to see everything on display, it is not possible.
Filled with tourists, children, families, enthusiasts, photographers and media, it is unlike any other gathering of people. The Glass house showcased the eye candy of the day- The Bangalore Palace, which was recreated using 2,00,000 dutch roses.
Built on the lines of Mughal gardens (Persian architecture) that was popular during the 16th century, Hyder Ali (father of Tipu Sultan) decided to create Lalbagh Garden.
The Garden also surrounds towers (one of which gives the full view of the city from top) erected by the founder of Bengaluru- Kempe Gowda.Spotted here and there along the lawns are bushes and flowers trimmed in the shape of musical instruments like gramophone, veena or animals, modes of transportation and so on.There is also display of unique farm produce using the latest horticultural technologies by farmers from all over the state of Karnataka.Yes, I was recalling the times spent climbing the steep rocks much to my mother’s chagrin, chasing my friends in the garden, picnics by the lake, walks within the Glass house, sliding over the huge and only cement slide with a group of other excited children and climbing the huge Banyan tree..The good ol’ days at the gardens, amidst the flowers of India.[caption id=”attachment_4404" align=”aligncenter” width=”1600"][/caption]To take one back in history, the Lalbagh Botanical garden was completed by Tipu Sultan of Mysore housing India’s largest collection of tropical flowers.What would happen to the 2,00,000 dutch roses once the Bangalore palace is undressed? Its gates on all four sides are flanked by the residential area of Jayanagar.Fortunately I came across an article that answered my questions. The botanical gardens are situated in the heart of the city, 4 kms from the state legislature and M. All city buses to Jayanagar from around Bangalore stop at one gate of the gardens at least.As one’s travel bucket list lengthens over time, once in a while it feels okay to explore one’s birth place.No matter how small or big one’s hometown is, the memories that come with it are mostly warm and nostalgic.What blew me away was the amount of people that were intent on being a part of the 202nd edition of the Bangalore Lalbagh flower show. After buying a ticket for the flower show online, the pleasant and cool August weather set off the whole excursion beautifully.The path that led to the Glass house that held the theme display, was carpeted with colorful and exotic flowers.