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Lalbagh Botanical Garden

The botanical garden is enriched with numerous native and exotic flora of wide ranging diversity, by way of introduction, acclimatization and multiplication from various parts of the world since its inception in 1760. Today, 2150 species of plants belonging  to 673 genera and 140 families can be seen  in Lalbagh. The collection of such diverse types of plant wealth has made  Lalbagh, a veritable treasure house of plants.

The three mango trees in the garden said to have been existent  for the last 250 years, perhaps since the time of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan are located near the fernery. These trees have withstood the vagaries of nature and still bear fruits.


Map of Lalbagh Botanical Garden

  1. Glass House
  2. Lalbagh Lake
  3. Rose Garden
  4. Band Stand
  5. Floral Clock
  6. Japanese Garden
  7. Bonsai Garden
  8. Horticulture Information Centre



Visiting Hours and Entry Fees


For Publics: Morning 9AM to Evening 6PM - Rs 25/person (above 12 years)

For Walkers: Morning 5AM to 9AM  and Evening 4PM to 7PM


Lalbagh Glass House: Of the many artistic structures in Lalbagh, the Glass House is the most famous one. It is a magnificent structure modelled on the design of the Crystal Palace of England and erected during 1889-90. John Cameron, the then Superintendent of Lalbagh Gardens conceived the idea.  In the beginning, this structure was called the “Albert  Victor Conservatory” and intended  for acclimatizing  the exotic plant specimens. Now it is popularly known as the Glass House and is being used  for conducting the popular biannual Flower shows.


Lalbagh, a feather in the cap of the Department of Horticulture of the Government of Karnataka has strived a long years of unstinted efforts in the maintenance of pristine glory, despite the polluting agents of (ultra) modern city life. As one enters through any of the four gates into the garden, it gives an unique experience of transition from ‘shell of a city’ into a heavenly abode of a green planet!

Lalbagh is full of fitness enthusiasts and devoted health keepers in the morning and evening hours and tourists from all over the country during the mid-day. There are also a large number of foreigners visiting the garden. It has been a silent week-end retreat easy to reach at the heart of the city.
 Band Stand: The band stand is a circular wooden structure with artistically elevated roof supported by wooden pillars,  which are fixed to a granite platform.  Located almost in the centre of the garden; it is surrounded by lush green lawns encircled by parapet walls.  The garden around the band stand is in the form of terrace. A panoramic view of the Glass House towards the East and the Topiary garden towards the West can be seen from the band stand.
 Floral Clock: The Floral clock is installed near the entrance of the main gate.  It is embedded in  a colourful floral bed.  Sculptures of the famous fairy tale characters viz., Snow White and Seven  dwarfs are installed around the clock.  

Bonsai Garden: The Bonsai Garden can be seen at the entrance of the double road gate, spread over an area of two and a half acres.  There are 700 bonsai plants, aged from 1 year to 35 years, comprising of different varieties of tree species.  These plants are exhibited  for public viewing during the flower  shows and all other days.


For Details, Please Contact:

Joint Director of Horticulture (Parks, Gardens & Floriculture)

Lalbagh Gardens, Lalbagh, Bangalore- 560 004, Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 -80- 26564133

e-mail: jdhpgf@gmailcom

Deputy Director of Horticulture

Lalbagh Gardens, Lalbagh, Bangalore- 560 004, Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 -80- 26578184




Last Updated: 17-08-2021 11:42 AM Updated By: Admin

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