Lalbagh is one of the most famous botanical garden in the Bangalore City. This 240 acres park was created by Hyder Ali & completed by his son Tipu Sultan. After Tipu's regime it was handed over to East India Company. Benjamin Heyne was in charge of this Botanical Garden upto 1812. He collected some rare species from the Western Ghats. At present it's a living conservatory of rare tropical plants & centuary old trees. There is a majestic statue of Chama Raja Wodeyar - Maharaja of Mysore. Under this statue there are two figures- one representing justice & other representing knowledge. A bust of Dr M.H Marigowda ( Father of Indian Horticulture) is in the main entrance. It was he who doubled the area of this park.The Glass House, a small replica of the crystal palace of London was built under the guidance of Prince of Wales & it's a venue of Annual Flower show.
This garden is aesthetically designed with lawns,flowerbeds, lotus pool, rose garden , band stand & fountains. HMT has erected a giant Quartz Flower Clock in the garden. Some trees are planted by VIP's. Ashoka tree by Indira Gandhi & a Fir tree by Queen Elizabeth. In April, Jarul trees (Pride of India), Flame of the forest , Cassia javanica & Candle tree are in full bloom.
Lalbagh Main Gate, KH Road, Bangalore,Karnataka 560004, India