Lalbagh Botanical Garden receives Indian Flower & Plant Industry Excellence Award 2018

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Commissionerate of Horticulture, Department of Horticulture Karnataka State – Oldest Role Model for Botanical Garden in India.

About the Award Recipient

The Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore is of royal origin and was started initially as a private garden in an area of 40 acres by Hyder Ali, one of the most famous rulers of old Mysore in 1760. This garden was further developed by Hyder Ali’s son Tipu Sultan and subsequently by the British and Indian doyens of horticulture by extension of area and addition of a number of plant species. Of them, Major Waugh, Dr. Wallich, Sir Mark Cubbon, Krumbeigal, K. Nanjappa and Dr. M.H. Marigowda, as the Superintendents of the garden, have made noteworthy contributions to the development of Lalbagh.

Lalbagh is currently under the aegis of the Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka. The Directorate is housed amidst the splendid environs of the botanical garden. Lalbagh was given the status of a Government Botanical Garden in 1856, and since then, it has been an internationally renowned centre for scientific study of plants and botanical artwork and also conservation of plants. Formal and informal styles dominate the garden in perfect harmony, which is a testimony to the beauty of nature. Today, the garden is a lush green paradise with an area of 240 acres in the heart of the city.

About the Award

Numerous leading companies and professionals from entire floriculture industry gathered at “Indian Flower & Plant Industry Excellence Awards”with the motive of networking and learning, concluded on 23 February 2018 at The Orchid, Pune. The occasion drew industry pioneers, including experts from across India. The Award Ceremony and Networking Meet were organized by Wafisilpa Entertainments.

Indian Flower & Plant Industry Excellence Awards is organized annually by Delhi based Wafisilpa Entertainments. It is a award ceremony program, involving participation from flower, plant, horticulture & Green industry. The Awards are the felicitation of the achievers and professionals from the entire floriculture Industry.

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