The Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore is of royal origin and was started initially as a private garden in an area of 40 acres by Hyder Ali, one of the most famous rulers of old Mysore in Of them, Major Waugh, Dr.
Cleghorn, William New, A. Marigowda, as the Superintendents of the garden, have made noteworthy contributions to the of Lalbagh. Lalbagh is currently under the aegis of the Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka. The Directorate is housed amidst the splendid environs of the botanical garden. Lalbagh was given the status of a Government Botanical Garden inand since then, it has been an internationally renowned centre for scientific study of plants and botanical artwork and also conservation of plants.
Formal and informal styles dominate the garden in perfect harmony, which is a testimony to the beauty of nature. Today, the garden is a lush green paradise with an area of acres in the heart of the city. Lalbagh, for its unique achievement in nurturing the concept of horticulture and aiding the development of horticulture, has earned a pride of place among the gardens of the world and it has come to be regarded as one of the best gardens in the East for its layout, maintenance, scientific treasure and scenic beauty.
It is the place of legends and beauty, a place of rarity and wonder, a place of paradise and landmarks. It is an important genetic resource centre for introduction, acclimatization and maintenance of plants; it envisages documentation of the variations available in plants of ornamental and economic value.
It is an important centre of dissemination of scientific, technical and popular information on plants including offering of regular courses. It aids the development of horticulture in the state. It is a valuable adjunct to botanic study in educational institutions, a vital lung space of Bangalore, a place of beauty that provides healthy recreation to the public and it provides a venue for people to get close to plants and nature.
The garden with well-laid out roads, paths, open spaces, shade and a good collection of many types of plant species attracts a large number of visitors.
Lalbagh is well protected with stone walls as enclosures and it has four approach gates. The main gate is at the North facing towards Subbaiah circle, the West gate is towards Basavanagudi, the South gate is towards Jayanagar and the East gate is towards the Double Road.
The botanical garden is enriched with numerous native and exotic flora of wide ranging diversity, use and interest. This has been achieved by way of introduction; acclimatization and multiplication of plants obtained from various parts of the world since its inception in Today, nearly genera and 1, species of plants are found in Lalbagh. The collection of the plants has made it a veritable treasure house of plants. Some of the exotic species introduced from different parts of the world include Agathis sp.
Indigeneous species such as Artocarpus heterophyllus, Bombax ceiba, Butea monosperma, Cassia fistulaDillenia indica, Ficus sp. In addition, a number of ornamental and economic plant species both of exotic and indigenous Grow bags for sale in bangalore dating can be found in Lalbagh. Of the many artistic structures in Lalbagh, the Glass House is the most famous. It was built in during the administration of Sri John Cameron to commemorate the visit of Prince of Wales.
Designed on the lines of the Crystal Palace of England, it was intended for acclimatizing the exotic plant specimens. Today, as the jewel of Lalbagh, it is the centre stage for holding the famous biannual flower shows. Lalbagh lake is an important location of interest. Lalbagh is an important centre of dissemination of knowledge of plants having ornamental, environmental and economic value.
Regular training courses on fruit and vegetable processing, mushroom cultivation and ornamental gardening and horticulture are offered to the public by the Department of Horticulture. Marigowda National Horticulture Library is a reference library with a good collection of books on horticulture and allied subjects. Lalbagh Botanical Garden is located in the heart of the city, about 4 km from the State Legislature — the Vidhana Soudha.