Gardens are an important feature of the city. Lalbagh Botanical Garden were laid out in 1760 by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. It surrounds the towers that were built by Kempe Gowda. The Lalbagh Gardens are an example of untouched nature, with over a thousand different species of trees and flowers. There’re over one hundreds species of roses alone. The most important ornament in the gardens is the artificial pond, where beautiful lotus flowers have been planted. There are annual flower shows in the weeks preceding Republic Day (January 26th) and Independence Day (August 15th). These shows take place in a spectacular glass house that bears some resemblance to Crystal Palace in London. The three million year old La Bagh Rock can also be seen in the gardens. If you like, a guide can show you around and tell you all about the centuries-old trees and plant collections from all over the world.
Address: Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004 (different entrances)