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BLOOM TIME IN GARDEN CITY

Anshul Dhamija, TOI, Mar 11, 2012

Summer is scorching the city, but there is a silver lining. Bangalore may be fast losing the Garden City tag, thanks to the large-scale felling of trees, yet our streets will have some colour in the months to come. While some of the city's flowering trees are already in bloom, with shades of bright yellow, light pink and light purple dotting the streets, lakes and parks, the shades of colour are only going to intensify.

Most Bangaloreans take pride in the city's sequentially flowering trees, but not many know that the credit for this should go to one man -- German botanist and garden designer Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel. He is best known for his work in designing Lalbagh and planning the city's tree-lined avenues.