209th Republic Day Flower Show will be held on 18-27 Jan at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.
Established in the year 1912 by Sri G.H. Krumbiegel, then Superintendent of Lalbagh gardens, involving the elites of the Bengaluru city and Horticulture enthusiasts of the erstwhile Karnataka. The Department of Horticulture and the Mysore Horticulture Society have been conducting two horticultural shows every year since 1922. The shows were earlier called 'Summer Show' and 'Winter Show'. However, since 1951 these shows are being called 'Republic Day' and 'Independence Day Flower Shows' and held coinciding with the National Festivals. The Lalbagh Flower Show has not only made its mark at the National level but has also become popular internationally. The Lalbagh flower shows are very popular for their quality and collection. Innumerable varieties of flowers, fruits, vegetables and numerous special varieties of decorative potted plants are grown and exhibited. The Lalbagh flower show has become incomparable at the National level. The show comprises an exhibition of potted plants, Pushpabharati Art, Thai Art, Jannur, Ikebana, Bonsai, and vegetable carving. In addition, decorative gardening competitions are conducted as part of the show. The Glass House in which important flowers are exhibited was constructed as a Flower Conservatory and Exhibition House in the year 1889. Different varieties of potted plants, attractive flowers, fruits, and vegetable plants are exhibited inside and outside the Glass House. This has become one of the popular attractions among the spectators. The exhibition consists of more than 85 varieties of seasonal flowers, such as Medinilla, Curcuma, Anthorium, Orchids, Vinka, Bougainvilla, Impatience, Lilly, Agapanthus, Heliconia, Beonia, Coronation, Gulaabi, Cycloman, Petunia, Pinecitea, Delia and cold climate flowers and plants.