One of the most awaited events in the Garden City of India is the Lalbagh flower show. Every year on Independence Day of India, a flower show is organized at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore. The event is jointly organised by Department of Horticulture and Mysore Horticulture Society of Karnataka.
2014 witnessed a spectacular flower show of herbal garden with 200 medicinal plant species. The 10 day lavishly staged floral extravaganza started on August 8 and went on till August 17, 2014. Among others, the event witnessed a 27-ft high floral replica of the Mysore palace which was recreated with 300,000 roses – red, white and yellow. Another attraction was the floral replica of famous Mysore Dasara procession which included elephants carrying the golden howdah and the statue of goddess Chamundi. There was also a floral replica of KR Circle in Mysore, housing Krishnaraja Wadiyar’s (Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore) idol inside the temporary temple porch (mandap).