Located in the southern region of Garden city Bengaluru, Lalbagh is one of the most important Botanical garden of South Asia. It is spread across a land of up to two hundred and forty acres surrounded by high-rise compound walls with four main gates to enter into the garden, each of which is distributed in east, west, north and south of the garden. The Eastern Gate is a wide road, ideal for parking vehicles, facing towards the Kengal Hanuman thaiah Road (Double Road). The Western Gate is situated near Siddapur Circle; the sylvan atmosphere of the garden can be relished if one enters from this gate. The Southern Gate is also referred to as the main gate, situated next to Lalbagh road and next to MTR. The Northern Gate is considered the main exit with a wide big road. This gate leads directly to the Glass House. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden has been described as a pendant in the necklace of Bengaluru’s parks and set in the heart of this pendant is a diamond in the form of the Glass House which holds flower shows twice a year.
The Glass house is now a national venue for conducting various meetings and public functions and events. The green paradise with its century’s old trees and blooming flowers transforms this place into a utopia. Rulers, British officials and horticulturists have contributed to the splendour of this garden. Over the years Lalbagh Botanical Garden has acquired India’s first lawn clock and the subcontinent’s largest collection of rare plants. Lalbagh’s rock formation is one of the oldest formations on earth which dates back to 3,000 million years, inviting tourists from all over the world. Lalbagh consist of 673 genera and 1,854 species of plants and trees. The garden is artistically designed with lawns, flower beds, fountains, pools with a watering system for irrigational purpose. During the rule of the Mysore Wadiyars the Lalbagh botanical garden was a key centre of horticulture. Lalbagh is said to be the only garden in the world to be visited by princes and princesses of almost all British Colony. During the week of Republic day and Independence Day every year flower shows are conducted in the centre stage (Glass House) to educate people about the varieties of flora and fauna as well as plant cultivation and conservation. Numbers of park benches are set in the garden for visitors to rest under the shade of the year’s old trees. Lalbagh has become an attraction to the birds and humans because of its large spread scenic beauty and floral richness.