Floral Fantasy - Lal Bagh 2012!

The flower show at the Botanical garden in Bangalore[Lal Bagh] is an event that puts me into a world of imagination. I love the creations and the thoughts that are poured in every year. As a part of the Republic day celebrations this year the glass house is filled with various creative flower arrangements. This show happens to be the 100th exhibition event since Dept of Horticulture started the flower show.

On a pleasant saturday evening, I started off my stroll from the west gate and stopped at the lake which had floating floral boats. It was indeed an amazing view.

South Korean Buddha Stupa is the show stopper this year which is housed in the centre of the Glass house. Made of roses, carnations, Orchids and foliages - a total of over 4 Lakh flowers are used to build this massive 30 feet tall structure.
Alstromeria and Carnations are used to build yet another beautiful Floral flow structure - "Flower Pouring Out of a Pot". The concept in itself is a wow factor. I had only imagined the cartoonic floral fall, but here it stood in real, right in front of me. I was more than mersmerized by the beauty of flowers.
This show also hosted another beautiful concept : Nrityaanjali - Blend of Dance forms from the south and north of India, each depicted with a floral touch. I proudly can say I witnessed floral artistry at one of its best! Local folk dance forms that interests individuals of all kinds were arranged in a very attractive and artistic way. Included forms like Kathakalli, Yakshgana, Dandiya, Bangda, KeeLu Kudure, Manipuri, Karaga, Bharatanatyam,kuchipudi, Odissi, KamsaaLe, DoLLu KuNita,Bamboo dance and more. The flavours was very crisp, clear and apt.

After some clicks amidst the hustle and bustle I walked back towards the exit. Capturing the energy and excitement all around me - that evening is going to be remembered and cherished as an unforgettable journey.


Insignia said...

Phew! How did you manage to click amidst the crowd? I went there yesterday and was choked!

Good clicks

KParthasarathi said...

Lalbagh visit has always been a pleasant experience and on a flower show in and around the glass house must have been exhilarating.I have visted countless number of times and the magical beauty never stales.
Thnaks for excellent pictures.

Ana_treek said...

Nice pics :)..I didn't go but I heard that the Sanchi stupa is good..

Saru Singhal said...

WOW. I wish I could be there...

Irfanuddin said...

wow...these are really some wonderful clicks by you...:)

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

I've been to it once in B'lore.. It was a couple of years back and it was so so so beautiful! I always I should go again but never got a chance.. maybe some day! :)
Nice clicks!

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Jack said...


Read all pending posts. Poem on Christmas is so good. January calender page looked so good. May 2012 be just as bright for you as this picture. It was so nice of you to let Granny jump queue. Had a good laugh at office chit chat. In this one Flowers pouring out of a pot is so mesmerizing.

Take care

ಗಿರೀಶ್.ಎಸ್ said...

Super clicks !!!

Sahana Rao said...

1) you have time
2) You have patience
You have PASSION.
Wonderful pics.

Vaish said...

Beautiful captures and absolute treat to eyes!

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Insignia: Oh Yeah it was very crowded. I went on the saturday though when the visitor count was still in thousands and not in lakhs.:)

@KParthasarathi: Yes very true, the magical beauty never stales..

@Keertana: Yeah this click of the stupa is of the first set of flowers. I heard they changed the flowers to fresh ones the day before Republic day!

@Saru: Come down for the august 15th.

@Irfan: Thanks a lot Irfan.

@ThegirlAtFirstAvenue: Well I'd recommend you to come down this Independence Day! Thanks for your nice words.

@Jack: You drop by once a while, read all the pending posts, comment on each one of them. I kind of started waiting for your comments.:) Thanks by the way and wish you a very happy new year!

@ ಗಿರೀಶ್.ಎಸ್ :Thanks a lot!

@Sahana: ha ha ha:) Yes true true true... I love nature, I love photography and I make time for them...(Leaving out other important tasks unattended) he he he:)

@Vaish: Thank you so very much and Welcome to " Unveil the other side"

joshi daniel said...


Sujatha Sathya said...

the pics are simply out of this world! and the flow structure - amazing! how did they do it!!!!

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Joshi Daniel: Thank you!

@Sujatha Sathya: It was a kind of pipe that they had and a layer of sponge[The kind used in boquets] that holds water wich held the bed of flowers. It was a fantastic structure all in all.

Siddeshwar said...

Beautiful pictures of a colorful event. Your post reminded me of the shows I attended in 90s. Its been ages I went last. It's nice to see new ideas, like the floating flower arrangement.

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Siddeshwar: As years go by the creativity has been reaching greater in terms of wider imaginations.. Will have to wait for August now.. to see whats new coming up.. Thanks for dropping by..



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