Lalbagh Botanical Garden – makeover

Lalbagh Botanical Garden – makeover

Lalbagh Botanical garden is all set to get a makeover in Bengaluru.

Soon visitors can see more fish in the lake in the Lalbagh Botanical garden.  It is getting ready for a make-over.  Eight low-level aerators and one high level have been placed in the lake to provide oxygen in the pond water.

The botanical garden is enriched with numerous native and exotic flora of wide-ranging diversity, use and interest. This has been achieved by way of introduction, acclimatization, and multiplication of plants.  These plants have been obtained from various parts of the world since its inception in 1760.

 

Glass House at Lalbagh Botanical garden:

Glasshouse was built in 1889 during the administration of Sri John Cameron to commemorate the visit of Prince of Wales. Designed on the lines of the Crystal Palace of England, it was intended for acclimatizing the exotic plant specimens. Today, as the jewel of Lalbagh, it is the center stage for holding the famous biannual flower shows.

The garden is getting a butterfly park along with a taxonomy and fragrance garden.  Lalbagh’s 240-acre campus is home for many magnificent trees, a bandstand,  a glass house and spectrum of exotic flora.

The vacant land around Lalbagh rock is been identified for this make-over project.  Consultation is taken with naturalists and environmentalists in this regard.

butterfly park

Butterfly park:

Lalbagh botanical garden has 900 genera and 2500 species of flora.  This fauna and flora attract a lot of butterflies.  The horticultural department is planning to rear butterflies in the laboratory and release into the park.

The butterfly park project will have shrubs, herbs, climbers and other trees.

The other two butterfly project in Bengaluru :

  • Bannerghatta Biological Park
  • Doraisanipalya Jallary Reserve Forest off Bannerghatta Road.

The project at Lalbagh Botanical Garden also includes a taxonomy and fragrance garden.  Two acres of land will be utilized to plant rare saplings from the western ghats.

One acre of land in the Lalbagh is reserved for growing 125 endangered species and plants.  175 kinds of fruit-bearing trees will also be planted in the fruits tree park.

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Lalbagh Gardens – Mounting problems

Lalbagh Gardens – Mounting problems

Lalbagh Garden – the city’s famous botanical garden is mounting with problems.

Lalbagh Garden – a beautiful slice of heaven in namma Bengaluru is facing problems like mounting garbage, scarce toilets, stray dogs etc.

History of Lalbagh :

Hyder Ali commissioned the building of this garden in 1760 but his son, Tipu Sultan completed it. Hyder decided to create this garden on the lines of the Mughal Gardens that were gaining popularity during his time.

The Mysore ruler laid out these famous botanical gardens and his son added horticultural wealth to them.  Tipu imported trees and plants from several countries.

The garden has a famous glass house dating from 1889. The garden hosts two annual flower shows on 26th January and on 15th August. Lalbagh houses India’s largest collection of tropical plants. The garden has a lake and is one of the main tourist attractions.

A 250-year-old garden on 240 acres, with one of the most spectacular collections of trees in the world, is trashed. Very disheartened to see the crowd fill the place with garbage even though there are dustbins kept all over the place.

Problems at Lalbagh :

A  heritage rock – a three hundred billion-year-old rock is the major attraction of Lalbagh garden.  It is always filled with plastic covers flying all over the place and soft drink bottles.

Shame on people for this disaster!  A so-called hi-tech city with a very highly educated crowd.

Bengaluru has a serious problem due to the incomplete and improper segregation of sewage and storm-water drain lines. While the sewage is meant to reach sewage treatment plants, storm-water is meant to drain into lakes and water bodies.

The longtime regular walkers complain about the lack of maintenance within the premises and point out the lack of dustbins.  The sale of packaged food like pop-corns, chips, juice in tetra pack, water bottles inside the park is contributing to the problem.  This problem is not being controlled.

Facilities at Lalbagh

The Botanical Garden has an ambulance facility.  The medical facility includes treatment for snake bite and honeybee stings.

At present, the garden is using 2 auto tipper and 30 member team to clear the waste in the garden.

The Lalbagh has built tanks to compost dry leaves. By this project, the garden is generating organic fertilizers.  These composed organic fertilizers are sold to the public.  The garden sells around 350 tonnes every year.

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