Have you ever wondered whose idea it was to create an oasis called Lalbagh in the centre of the city? Visual Artists Collective, in association with Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, is organising an evening to remember the genius of German horticulturist Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel on Friday at the Bhavan.

The tribute will begin with the release of the book, aptly titled G.H. Krumbiegel: Whatever He Touched, He Adorned, where his legacy as the Superintendent of Government Gardens in the erstwhile princely state of Mysore and his vision of an urban ecology that includes nature as part of its heritage will be recalled.

The book contains essays by experts exploring various aspects of his role in the history of Bangalore and the lessons to be learned in planning for the future. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the great visionary.

The project is part of a larger archival project called Bangalore Mapping. The event starts at 6.30 p.m. at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, C.M.H. Road. For details call 25205305/06/07/08.