Lalbagh flower show from Jan 18

Lalbagh flower show from Jan 18

A floral replica of Eiffel Tower and the great Indian monk Swami Vivekananda will be the major attractions at the 10-day flower show at Lalbagh, to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on January 18.

Addressing reporters here on Tuesday, Dr K G Jagadeesh, director of Horticulture, said that a 35-foot tall and 20x20-foot wide replica of Eiffel Tower will be erected at the centre of the Glass House and decorated with more than 2.5 lakh rose and over 10,000 orchid flowers. Flickering light will add colour to the tower during evenings.

A six-foot tall flower statute of Swami Vivekananda will be set up on a five-foot tall rock pedestal. Quotations of Swami Vivekananda will be prominently displayed around the statue. Besides the two floral structures, other attractions would be a range of flowers from different parts of the country, floral pot display in eco-friendly three-tiered bamboo baskets, floral anthurium barbie and 500 attractive bonsai plants at Bonsai Park. The entry fees will be Rs 40 for adults and Rs 10 for children.

Parking arrangement

The Horticulture Department has banned the entry of private vehicles into the garden. Only school vehicles will be allowed into the Lalbagh through the Double road gate. Parking will be allowed at  Shanthinagar bus stand multi-storeyed parking lot. People coming through JC road can park their vehicles at the BBMP multi-storeyed parking lot.

The department offers a cloak room at each of the four entrances of the Lalbagh gardens. The entry will be free for school children  on January 24, when public entry will be banned.

Tight security

Security will be stepped up at the Lalbagh. People will have to pass through metal detectors. 

About 500 policemen will be deployed and 25 CCTVs installed at vantage points.The arrangement will be in place till January 28, the day the flower show ends. In view of a large number of women visiting the show, special security arrangements will be in place.

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