The Build-Up to the Lalbagh Flower Show

Though Independence Day is only on August 15th, the preparations for one of the two annual flower shows that this City has, has already begun.

I went to Lalbagh early this morning, and the Glass House area was agog with activity. Several vans and lorries had been parked close by and flowering plants were being "downloaded"….

Flowering Plants downloaded from Lorry (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Flowering Plants downloaded from Lorry (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Some of the tables required were also being brought in.

Officials were busy discussing how to put up the displays:

Officials discussing about the Displays (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Officials discussing about the Displays (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

The staff were busy with the work:

Staffs busy with Flower Sow work arrangements (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Staff busy with Flower Show work arrangements (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

The stalls outside the Glass House are all ready and waiting for occupants:

Stalls are getting ready outside the Glass house (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Stalls are getting ready outside the Glass house (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Several types of flowers were being brought out:

Different Types of Flowers brought for the Flower Show (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Different Types of Flowers brought for the Flower Show (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Some of the displays were getting filled in with plants and flowers:

Displays getting filled with Plants and Flowers (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Displays getting filled with Plants and Flowers (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

However, some displays were already in place. Here’s the "Heart":

Heart Display (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Heart Display (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Here’s the Double-Headed Eagle, insigina of the Wodeyar Royal Family:

Double-Headed Eagle, insigina of the Wodeyar Royal Family (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Double-Headed Eagle, insigina of the Wodeyar Royal Family (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

But even though preparations are just starting, the camera contingent seems to be out in full force!

Here are a male and a female of the species, Homo camerensis, hard at work:

Homo camerensis at work (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Camerensis at work (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Someone getting some more detail:

Concentrating on the Macro shot! (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Trying to get more details (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Concentrating on the macro shot!

Concentrating on the Macro shot! (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Concentrating on the Macro shot! (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

It didn’t matter what the camera was, as long as you captured the beauty of the blooms!

Beauty of the blooms! (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Beauty of the blooms! (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

And of course, one has to check if the image is good:

Beauty of Blooms (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Beauty of Blooms (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Let me close with one of the regular beauties of Lalbagh,

Regular beauties of Lalbagh (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Regular beauties of Lalbagh (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

And tell you to go early for the exhibition, because…the early bird gets the worm (or in this case, whatever food it is!)

Early bird in Lalbagh Flower Show (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Early bird at Lalbagh Flower Show (Pic: Deepa Mohan)

Enjoy the Lalbagh flower show…but it does occur to me, why do other localities not have their own flower shows? Why must it be restricted to one place, twice a year?

Deepa Mohan
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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.

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