This year's Independence day show features a flowery Parliament house.
The theme of this year's flower show is Parliament House. Pic: Kate Clark
What is Lalbagh flower show?
The biannual Lalbagh Botanical Garden Flower Show. Every year in January and August a flower show is put on in Lalbagh to celebrate Republic Day and Independence Day. This August’s theme is the Parliament House. A large flower rendition of the Delhi Parliament House is on display. There are also dozens of stands with artisan crafts, spices, coffee, books, purses, scarves, seeds, plants and ceramics for sale.
Where is it?
The flower show is at Lalbagh Botanical Garden in and around the Glass House. The show is accessible from any entrance, but if you want to limit the walking, the main entrance will get you to the show quickest.
A small house covered in flowers at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden Flower Show. Pic: Kate Clark
When is it?
The show kicked off on August 6 and will run until August 18. It is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
How much does it cost?
There is an entrance fee of Rs.50 for adults, and Rs.10 for children.
Can I bring my kids?
Absolutely. The show is a sight for anyone of any age, plus the giant animal shaped plants are entertaining for the little ones.
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Cost of admission to the Independence Day Flower Show is Rs. 50. Pic: Kate Clark
A view of the glass house during the flower show at Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Pic: Kate Clark
Hundreds of plants are for sale at the show. Pic: Kate Clark
In addition to flowers, dozens of stalls are set up with goodies for sale. Pic: Kate Clark
A couple purchases plants at one of several stalls at the flower show. Pic: Kate Clark
A woman stands outside of the entrance of the Glass House. Pic: Kate Clark
A look inside the Glass House. Pic: Kate Clark
Make sure to check the weather before you head to Lalbagh to avoid the rains. Pic: Kate Clark
Adjacent to the Glass House. Pic: Kate Clark
Flowers of many varieties are on display at the show. Pic: Kate Clark
Miniature gardens are on display and plants can be purchased. Pic: Kate Clark
Crowds formed at the Lalbagh Flower Show on Aug. 8, 2016. The show runs until Aug. 18. Pic: Kate Clark
Water is available as well as public toilets. Pic: Kate Clark
The Lalbagh Botanical Garden Independence Day Flower Show began August 6 and will conclude August 18. Pic: Kate Clark
When is the best time to go?
If you can manage to escape work, go during the week. You will probably run into hoards of kids on school field trips, but you won't have to tussle with the weekend crowds.
Where can I park?
The BBMP carpark on JC Road, two-wheelers can park at Al-Ameen College and Hopcoms by the Double Road Gate.
What about food?
There are several snack food vendors and plenty of different beverages available for purchase.
Are there toilets?
Yes, there are public toilets available as well as drinking water faucets.
What else is available?
Police are on sight in an established Police Out Post. There are emergency medical services on sight, as well as a portable ICU. There is also a private area set aside for breastfeeding mothers.