Head to Lalbagh Independence Day Flower Show this week

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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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.

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