East Bengaluru Lal bagh is taking shape at Kannamangala near Whitefield. It is also known as a mini Lal bagh.
The Karnataka State Horticulture Department is establishing a botanical garden similar to Lal bagh.
East Bengaluru Lal bagh – a reality :
Whitefield residents need not face the tiring traffic on Bengaluru roads. No need to travel over 20 kilometers to catch the fresh air of Lal bagh. The State Horticulture Department is establishing a botanical garden similar to Lal bagh known as East Bengaluru Lal bagh at Kannamangala.
East Bengaluru Lal bagh will give that part of the city a much-needed fresh lung space. A unit of the State Horticulture Department, the elite seed coconut farm, is spread across at Kannamangala, near Whitefield. This area is being converted into a botanical garden and is to be christened as East Lal bagh.
Area covered – East Bengaluru Lal Bagh :
It is spread across 152 acres of coconut farm. It is having 3500 coconut trees in many varieties. The project was proposed many years back but was not started due to lack of funds. The cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs.1.5 crore.
East Lal Bagh – tree varieties :
As the area is already filled with coconut trees, the horticultural department is planning to sow and cultivate different saplings. The existing coconut palms will be used for mixed cropping, inert-cropping and multi-tier cropping.
The department is planning to sow various flowering plants. This includes orchids, spices and condiments, beverage crops, timber trees, buffalo grass etc. as base plants.
Other facilities at East Bengaluru Lal Bagh :
Irrigation work is under process. A walking stretch or trek is under construction. An amphi-theatre and butterfly garden in also included. Signage will be put everywhere to help the visitors to the garden.
The garden needs lot of water as there is severe scarcity of water in the area. To meet the water needs the department is planning to use treated water from industries around.
Existing bore-well is been rejuvenated and new bore-wells have been drilled.
This East Bengaluru Lal Bagh is an extension of the existing botanical garden.