Few of the major attractions of Lalbagh are listed below:
1. Floral Clock:
The Floral Clock is inserted near the entrance of the Southern Gate (main gate). The Clock is embedded in a multi-coloured flower bed. Figures of the famous fairy tale characters like Snow White and Seven dwarfs are installed around the clock making it a great attraction for children.
2. Maharaja Statue:
Sri Chamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur: (1881-1894) this statue in established front of Lalbagh glasshouse was dismantled from Curzon Park of Mysore and installed here in 1908. The statue is set up on marble platform of about ten feet height.
It is a spherical building and has four entrances, one in each direction. There is a running gallery round the building at its exterior and interior walls. Aquarium is housed in interior galleries. The Aquarium is being preserved by the Department of Fisheries.
4. Band Stand:
The band stand is located almost in the centre of Lalbagh garden, and is surrounded by lush green lawns. A granite platform supporting the wooden structures with an elevated roof top forming the band stand. Band stand has completed hundred years of its existence. It is called band Stand, because military band used to be played in this structure since its construction. The Band stand is one of the most gorgeous structures of all after the Glass house.
The lake is the main reason for the establishment of the garden. This 30 acre lake serves as a source of water for watering the garden plants. The lake sight is eye catching and beautiful.
6. Band Stand:
The band stand was established during the British regime in the year 1870. Flower shows were conducted in this place during the early 90s. The army troops used to play the army band at this stand.
7. Silk Cotton Tree:
A two hundred years old White Silk Cotton Tree scientific name Ceiba pentandra is found in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore. It usually blooms in spring and has huge orange scarlet flowers with five petals and grows to a height of 25 to 30 metres. White silk cotton obtained from the fruits is used in manufacturing pillows and beds.
8. Tree Fossil:
A 20 million year old petrified coniferous tree fossil set up between the band stand and topiary garden. It was collected from Tamil Nadu.
9. Lotus Pond:
Lalbagh Lotus pond is near to the Lalbagh Lake, and during the blooming season, the whole pond is flooded with pink lotuses. One can spot few birds and reptiles in the Lotus pond.
10. Glass House:
The Prince of Wales, his Royal Highness, Albert Victor, laid the foundation of the Glass House on 30th November 1889; it was completed in the year 1890 and was named after him as ‘AlbertVictor Conservatory’ (Glass house). During main events like the Republic Day and Independence Day flower shows are held in this glass house which acts as a centre stage attracting tourists from far places.
11. Dove Cot:
This is a tiny cylinder-shaped structure constructed in the 19th century created for housing pigeons. About 100 pairs of pigeon can be housed in this structure.
12. Horticulture Information Centre:
This centre is seen close to the Kempe Gowda Tower and near the Siddapur gate (Western Gate). It is a research centre for source of information on the Department of Horticulture in the state.
13. Bonsai Garden:
The Bonsai garden is spread over an area of two and a half acres. There are 700 bonsai plants aging from 5 to 35 years. It comprises of different species of trees. These plants are displayed for public viewing during flower shows.
14. Kempe Gowda Tower:
During Kempe Gowda’s period (1513-1569) the famous four towers were built in order to mark the boundary to which he had expected Bangalore would develop in course of time. These towers are known as Kempe Gowda Towers that stands on a wide stretch of rock called peninsular gneiss, said to be 3,000 million years old. The tower is well-maintained and offers a limited view of the city.
15. Topiary Garden:
Temperature plants like Juniperus and Cypress are maintained on steel structures of different shapes of animals like elephant, panda, lion, and tigers so that they take the shape of the structure grown on. This garden is another fascination for children.