Sunday, January 17, 2016

Spectacular failure of ePayments at the Annual Flower Festival at Lalbagh, Bengaluru

          Every year two editions of the National Flower festival are held at Lalbagh, Bengaluru.
          As on date, over 202 editions of the flower show have been held in the park place.
          Every edition has its own charm and unique features.
          The most unique feature of the previous two editions i.e January 2015 and August 2015 edition was the availability of the entrance tickets through online mode.
          However, this facility is not available in the latest edition i.e 203rd edition. However, this does not diminish the matchless experience of the Lalbagh Flower Show.

          13 differentiators of the 203rd edition of the Annual Republic Day flower show

01)  Limited edition viewing experience. No theme is ever repeated. Every edition has a new theme. The preparations for the next edition commence as soon as the current edition is over.

02) Participants from expected Goa, Maharashtra and several from the North East have been invited to showcase their native flowers.

03)  It will mark the 150th birth anniversary of Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel and the birth centenary of Dr. M.H. Marigowda, both renowned horticulturists.

04) The show will commemorate German botanist Gustav Krumbiegel, for his contributions to Lalbagh.

05) The 11-day show entails a cost Rs.1.2 crore and the visitors will get to see 70 species of blooms in 2 lakh potted varieties.

06) One of the major highlight’s are the 9 lakh saplings, planted three months ago to exactly bloom for the exhibition.

07) Twenty-five varieties would occupy 10,000 sq feet at different vantage points including foothill of Kempegowda towers, director’s campus, DHO Lawn, Tree Fossil area, Java Fig area, from the standard Glass House and Band Stand.

08) 6 lacs citizens are expected to throng Republic Day National Flower Festival at Lalbagh, Bengaluru

09) The main attraction in this year’s edition will be a replica of German botanist Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel’s house in Germany, which will be made out of five lakh flowers of around 50 varieties. The replica will cover an about 600 square feet and will mark the 150th birth anniversary of the botanist.
10)  Another attraction is the four stalls from Germany at the show.

11)  To encourage visitors to spend more time in Lalbagh, the show will also showcase different floral arrangements including beds and domes by artistes from across the country.

12)  Visitors will be able to visit more 100 stalls showcasing different aspects of horticulture.

13)  The average spend by visitors will be INR300/- within Lalbagh. This translates into INR 15crores, a reasonable sum for migration from ‘Cash’, to ‘LessCash’.

About Mysore Horticultural Society: -
The Mysore Horticulture Society, Lalbagh, Bengaluru, was established in the year 1912 by Sri G. H. Krumbiegel, then Superintendent of Lalbagh Gardens, involving the elites of Bangaluru City and Horticulture enthusiasts of the erstwhile Karnataka.
The Department of Horticulture and Mysore Horticulture Society jointly conducts two Horticultural shows every year. Earlier, the shows were called “Summer Show” and “Winter Show”. However, since 1951, these shows are being synchronized with Republic Day and Independence Day. Since 1912, 202 Flower Shows have been organized and January 2016 show is the 203rd  Flower Show.

Where: Lalbagh, BENGALURU

Opening Date: 16/01/2016

Closing date: 26/01/2016

Timings: 9 am to 6pm

Entrance Fees: Weekdays – INR50/-, Sundays and public holidays – INR60/-. No changes for school children. NO Entrance Fees for school children on January 19 and 26

Parking: No vehicles except school buses will be allowed inside Lalbagh. Car parking will be at Shantinagar Bus Stand, the BBMP car park on JC Road, for two-wheelers at Al-Ameen College and HOPCOMS premises near Double Road Gate. Battery operated vans will criss-cross Lalbagh.

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