Floral splendour attracts beeline

A miniature replica of Lalbaghs Glass House is the star of attraction at the show

Floral splendour attracts beeline

 
 Visitors taking snaps on the inaugural day of the Lalbagh flower show organised as part of the  Independence Day celebrations in Bangalore on Friday. dh PhotoThere was a rush of visitors after the show was declared open, around 4 pm. The teddy bears created out of red and pink flowers and a dinosaur created out of 50,000 flowers vowed children while young men were busy taking stealthy looks at the flowery mermaid scantily clad with flowers. 

Nearly 800 participants have taken part in this year’s event. Fifty exotic species are on the display.

‘Thai Arts’ made their debut for the first time in a flower show in Bangalore. Experts created aeroplanes made from banana leaves. A miniature replica of the Glass House attracted much attention.

Security staff had a tough time preventing visitors from taking some mementos of their visit to the spot.

Many, including visitors from abroad, were spotted posing for pictures with the flowers serving as
backdrop.

A 'flower' dinosaur is a big attraction at the Flower show in Lalbagh, Bangalore. APA few men equipped with digital cameras and printers that could give on-the-spot print out of pictures were noticed raking in money.

6 lakh visitors expected

“Around 5,000 people had visited the show by the time the show wound up by 6 pm, said Director of Horticulture, Jayaram. “We are expecting between 5 lakh and 6 lakh visitors this year,” he said.

The show will be open till August 16. Public can visit between 9 am and 6 pm.

The entrance ticket is Rs 30 for an adult and Rs 10 for children below 12 years on weekdays. The rates during weekends have been increased slightly for adults alone (Rs 40).

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