The garden is a rich repository of threatened plants of not just Collections from Indian and European botanists dating back to have been a ginger and balsam house and a nursery for the propagation of wild species. “Earlier in Bangalore, every house had a kitchen garden in the I wanted to bring it back by recreating the garden on the terrace,” he says. Lalbagh is a Botanical Garden situated in South Bangalore, India. This rock is one of the oldest rock formations on earth, dating back to million years, Flower shows are conducted during Republic Day (January) and A well maintained nursery with a huge variety of plants are available for sale.
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Lalbagh Flower Show – 2018
If you are going for a regular terrace garden with pots, there are no extra efforts required. How to get the right soil which is rich in nutrients The right type of soil is very important as the nutrients decide the growth of the plant.
The right mix of soil requires regular soil, compost coir peat or sand and vermicompost in equal quantities. Cabbage in the terrace garden. What all can you grow on a terrace garden? French beans, chillies, tomatoes, brinjal, okra and lime are easier to grow. You can also try cucumber, ridge gourd and bottle gourd. Root vegetables like potatoes, onion, radish, carrots, groundnuts can also be grown but they require a larger area. Apart from these veggies you can also grow fruit bearing trees like guava, banana, etc.
He advises against growing a mango tree on the terrace as it requires a lot of effort. In summers, your garden requires watering twice a day. Another important thing is enough sunlight.
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The terrace garden should receive at least four to six hours of direct sunlight, and in areas where the sun is too harsh, people can use a shade to prevent the plants from getting scorched. Kadur advises people not to use portable water and do their own Rain Water Harvesting. Chillies are one of the easiest veggies to grow. With the efforts of people like Dr.
Kadur, Bangalore has over 5, terrace gardens now, with an increasing interest among youngsters. One of his favourite gardens is located in Hyderabad and is probably the oldest terrace garden in India.
This 35 year old garden hosts trees like banana, guava and sapota, and the entire terrace is covered with plants, trees and grass. An old man cannot work in his farms as much as he did before. Once he stops, who will produce food for us as the younger generation is migrating to the cities?
The healthy garden of Dr. The collection of the plants has made it a veritable treasure house of plants. Some of the exotic species introduced from different parts of the world include Agathis sp.
Indigeneous species such as Artocarpus heterophyllus, Bombax ceiba, Butea monosperma, Cassia fistulaDillenia indica, Ficus sp.
In addition, a number of ornamental and economic plant species both of exotic and indigenous origin can be found in Lalbagh. Locations of Interest Of the many artistic structures in Lalbagh, the Glass House is the most famous. It was built in 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 centre stage for holding the famous biannual flower shows.
Lalbagh lake is an important location of interest. Education Lalbagh is an important centre of dissemination of knowledge of plants having ornamental, environmental and economic value. Regular training courses on fruit and vegetable processing, mushroom cultivation and ornamental gardening and horticulture are offered to the public by the Department of Horticulture.
Marigowda National Horticulture Library is a reference library with a good collection of books on horticulture and allied subjects. Location and access Lalbagh Botanical Garden is located in the heart of the city, about 4 km from the State Legislature — the Vidhana Soudha. Most parts of the garden is surrounded by different blocks of the beautiful residential layout — Jayanagar.
The city buses plying to Jayanagar and localities beyond Jayanagar stop at one or other approach gates of Lalbagh. The garden is accessible through four gates. Vehicles are allowed only through the East gate towards the Double Road. There is ample parking space on entering through this gate. Vehicular movement inside the garden is restricted.
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Access to the Directorate of Horticulture and related offices is through the main gate. Opening times Lalbagh remains open daily from 6. Facilities All major buildings and important locations in the garden are accessible through well laid out roads and pathways.
Besides these a 10 month Horticulture training programme is organized every year for the rural youth.