Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Lalbagh Botanical Garden is situated at a distance of approximately 4 km from the M.G. Road, Bangalore. Lalbagh boast a rich collection of almost 1000 different species of flora. Spread over an area of 2400-acre, the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens hold the distinction of having the largest collection of rare and exotic plants in India.

What are the major things to see in Lalbagh Botanical Garden Bangalore ? The major attractions of the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens include the Glass House, Lal Bagh Rock, Band Stand, Lalbagh Lake, Maharaja Statue and more. The garden is beautifully designed, with lawns, flowerbeds, lotus pools and fountains adding to its splendor. Flower extravaganzas are held every year in the botanical gardens, as a part of the Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations. Lalbagh Botanical Garden is an ideal place for family, kids, lovers & friends.

Aquarium Building
Band Stand
Bonsai Garden / Japanese Garden
Deer Paddock
Directorate Building
Directorate Bungalow
Floral clock
Horticulture Lecture Hall
Jaivik Krishik Society
Kempegowda Tower
Lalbagh Cottage
Lalbagh Glass House
Lalbagh House
Lalbagh Lake
Lalbagh Main Entrance
Lalbagh Museum
Lalbagh West Gate Guard Room
Lotus Pond
Maharaja Statue / Statue Garden
Pigeon House
Pigeon Colony
Rose Garden
Silk Cotton Tree / Bombax Tree
Topiary Garden
Tree Fossil
Watch Tower

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Architects of Modern Lalbagh

History of Lalbagh
Hyder Ali commissioned the building of this garden in 1760 but his son, Tipu Sultan, completed it. Hyder Ali decided to create this garden on the lines of the Mughal Gardens that were gaining popularity during his time. Hyder Ali laid out these famous botanical gardens and his son added horticultural wealth to them by importing trees and plants from several countries. Hyder Ali deployed people from Thigala Community who were extremely good in gardening. The Lal Bagh Gardens were commissioned by the 18th century and over the years it acquired India's first lawn-clock and the subcontinent's largest collection of rare plants.

In 1874, Lal bagh had an area of 45 acres. In 1889, 30 acres were added to the eastern side, followed by 13 acres in 1891 including the rock with Kempegowda tower and 94 acres more in 1894 on the eastern side just below the rock bringing it to a total of 188 acres. The foundation stone for the Glass House, modelled on London's Crystal Palace was laid on 30 November 1898 by Prince Albert Victor and was built by John Cameron, the then superintendent of Lalbagh.

Lalbagh Bangalore Timings & Entry Fee
Lalbagh Botanical Garden Bangalore Timings : Lal Bagh remains open daily from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. throughout the year. For the benefit of joggers, tourists and fitness enthusiasts, entry is free from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. At other times, a fee of Rs.10 is charged. Entry for school children and the disabled is free all day.

Opening Time Closing Time
6:00 AM 7:00 PM

Lalbagh Bangalore Flower Show
Flower shows are conducted every year during the week of Republic day and Independence day, to educate people about the variety of flora and develop public interest in plant conservation and cultivation. Entry fee for adults is Rs. 40 (On weekends and Public holidays - Rs. 50) and for children below 12 years, Rs. 10.

Lalbagh Gates
Lal Bagh has four gates - Western Gate, Eastern Gate, Southern Gate and Northern Gate.

Western Gate : The western gate is situated near Siddapur Circle. One can enter this gate and enjoy the silvan atmosphere of the garden. Outside, touching the compound gate, is Krumbigal Road. The other side of the road touches the compound wall of R.V.School. The National College, Rashtraya Vidyalaya, Chikkamavalli and Doddamavalli are nearby. The other side of the road goes to 'Krishna Rao road', where you can see The Indian Institute of World Culture, a beautiful library and a fine auditorium, which hosts a programme every week. Farther south, Model House street and the Yediyur Terminus are the main points.

Eastern Gate : This is a wide road and is an ideal place for parking vehicles. If you happen to come from the Ashoka Pillar side, Jayanagar is close by.

Southern Gate : Southern Gate is also referred to as the main gate. This gate is near Lalbagh Road and next to MTR.

Northern Gate : This is a fairly wide and big road. If you go straight, the Glass House is visible. Many important functions, exhibitions, workshops and other programmes in Lal Bagh are hosted here from time to time. This is the main exit as well.

Parking at Lalbagh
Vehicles are allowed only through the East gate. There is ample parking space on entering through this gate. Seperate space is available for car parking & two-wheelers parking seperately. Parking of vehicles in and around Lalbagh has been banned from August 2013, following reports of traffic police illegally collecting parking fees and allowing vehicles to park haphazardly in the area, leading to traffic congestion.

Address, Contact Number of Lalbagh Botanical Garden Bangalore are given below:

The Directorate of Horticulture,
Lalbagh, Bangalore-560004.
Karnataka State, India.
Contact Number: 080-26570181

The Deputy Director of Horticulture (Gardens),
Lalbagh, Bangalore-560004.
Karnataka State, India.
Contact Number: 080-26578184

Hopcoms at Lalbagh
Seeds and Plants in can be vailed from Hopcoms Lalbagh Bangalore. Apart from these various training is given for Mushroom Exporters, Mango Growers and farmers on Mushroom Growing and various other topics Lal Bagh Botanical Garden Bangalore.

Hopcoms
Lalbagh Botanical Garden,
Lal Bagh Road, Mavalli,
Bangalore - 560004
Phone Number: (080) 26577552

Passport Seva Kendra Lalbagh Bangalore
No.45, Prestige Libra, Near To Urvashi Theatre,
Lalbagh Road, Bangalore - 560027
Phone Number: 18002581800

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