Lal Bagh

Lal Bagh

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For the locality in Mangalore, see Lalbagh, Mangalore.
For the Mughal fort in Dhaka, Bangladesh. see Lalbagh Fort.

Lal Bagh (Kannada: ಲಾಲ್ ಬಾಗ್) or Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, translated literally in to English as; "The Red Garden", is a well known botanical garden in Bangalore, India The garden was commissioned by the ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali. It has a famous glass house which hosts yearly flower show. It also has an aquarium and a lake, and is one of the tourist attractions in Bangalore.


Hyder Ali commissioned the building of this garden in 1760 but his son, Tipu Sultan, completed it. Hyder Ali decided to create this garden on the lines of the Mughal Gardens that were gaining popularity during his time. Hyder Ali laid out these famous botanical gardens and his son added horticultural wealth to them by importing trees and plants from several countries. Hyder Ali deployed people from Thigala Community who were extremely good in gardening. The Lal Bagh Gardens were commissioned by the 18th century and over the years it acquired India's first lawn-clock and the subcontinent's largest collection of rare plants.

In 1874, Lalbagh had an area of . In 1889, 30 acres were added to the eastern side, followed by 13 acres in 1891 including the rock with Kempegowda tower and 94 acres more in 1894 on the easter side just below the rock bringing it to a total of . The...
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