On the occasion of 71st Independence Day, the Department of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka in association with Mysore Horticultural Society and other Kannada Organisations, has arranged a wonderful flower show at Lalbagh Botanical Garden. The Department of Horticulture arranges flower shows twice a year, one in January for Republic Day and the other for Independence Day in August, each one with different themes. This year for Independence Day, the theme is to honour the Jnanpeeth Awardee RashtraKavi Kuvempu (Kuppalli Venkatappa Puttappa) who brought the glory to Karnataka 50 years ago.
The main attraction is a replica of his house at Kuppalli , Shivamogga District and the hill Kavishaila which was a source of inspiration to the Poet Laureate. Lakhs of Roses have been used in creating the house and it is a rare sight to watch this replica. His works and models are also displayed inside the Glass House.
A replica of Jog Falls and varieties of Flower arrangements are a great attraction to the public. There is another attraction in the Japanese Garden Complex where sculptor John Devaraj has created the World’s tallest Earthen Pot with the help of sculptors from 30 odd countries all over the world.
A must for all to make a personal visit and enjoy the show and feel the fragrance of the flowers while going through the works of the Rashtra Kavi.