Delve into the history of Bengaluru this Republic Day flower show

City’s iconic event will be inaugurated on January 20 and will be open till January 30

January 16, 2023 03:14 pm | Updated 10:53 pm IST - Bengaluru

A file photo of the Republic Day Lalbagh Flower Show 2020, in Bengaluru.

A file photo of the Republic Day Lalbagh Flower Show 2020, in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: K Murali Kumar

A file photo of the Republic Day Lalbagh Flower Show 2020, in Bengaluru.

A file photo of the Republic Day Lalbagh Flower Show 2020, in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K

The ‘History of Bengaluru city’ has been chosen as the theme for this year’s Republic Day Flower Show at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, organised by the Horticulture Department, which will be inaugurated on January 20 by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai at the Glass House. The curtains will come down on January 30.

To provide a glimpse into 1500 years of history, the artwork within the Glass House will reflect several important milestones of Bengaluru. Along with ‘Giri Durga’, a concept which symbolises the city, which was built on Durga, the exhibits will have replicas of Beguru inscription, which first mention the name Bengaluru, the 300-million-year-old Labagh rock, Roman era coin artefacts, Dodda Basavanna and Kadu Malleswara temples, art work of Vidhana Soudha, among others. Various flowers like anthurium, lily, gerbera, sevanthige, orchids and carnations will be used in installations.

An exhibition, which will include hundreds of artefacts, depicting the history of Bengaluru will be set up behind the Glass House, near the Java fig trees. This kind of exhibition is being organised for the first time during the flower show.  The event will also showcase, flower pyramids, Janoor art, a dish garden, rare fruits and vegetables, tropical flowers and many more inside the glass house.  

A total of 713 exhibitors will be taking part in this year’s flower show, which is expected to attract around 10 lakh visitors over the course of the event. T

The tickets will be priced at ₹70 for an adult on normal days, and ₹75 on holidays. The cost of a ticket for children below 12 years will remain ₹30 on all days. Free entry has been arranged for school-going students up to the 10 th standard with mandatory uniform and ID card. 

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