Airport garden turns classroom for students

The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) on Friday opened its landscape gardens and specialised nursery to schools in the vicinity for educational purposes till August 17.

“Through the airport landscape tour, the students will gain knowledge on various plant species and their environmental impact,” an official said. The first batch of students to visit the landscape and nursery were from the Bettakote High School and the Chikkajala High School.

Doddaya, a teacher at Bettakote High School said the initiative took the school by surprise.

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“The children came here for fun, but they are now going back with crucial information on the significance of plants in the environment, their positive impact on the water table and biodiversity,” he said.

The landscape design at the BIA, officials said, was based on Bangalore’s reputation as the garden city and the rich heritage and culture of Karnataka. “This has, in turn, immensely enhanced passenger experience at the airport,” they said.

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The green landscape encompasses an entry experience at the trumpet, heritage boulevard, roundabouts, garden boulevard, the Central Park and entry garden.

“The select plants are well adapted to suit local climatic conditions with attractive foliage and flowers to provide colourful scenery throughout year,” the official said.

For the maintenance and upkeep of the landscape, plant nurseries have been developed on a five-acre land near the airport.  The nursery has shade houses and open spaces for warehousing facility.

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