BENGALURU: The Republic Day flower show organised by the Karnataka Horticulture Department in association with Mysuru Horticulture Department, will go national-level this year.
The Department of Horticulture is planning to remember German botanist Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel (GH Krumbiegel), best known for his work at Lalbagh and for the planning the city’s avenues, through the show.
So far, the flower show had participants from different parts of the state. This time around, floriculturists from across the country will be roped in. The 11-day show will kick off on January 16.
According to the organisers, the flower show will be a ‘collaboration of India and Germany’ as it being organised in Krumbiegel’s memory.
Jagadish, Joint Director, state Horticulture Department, said, “We are importing flowers from countries like Dubai, Singapore and Thailand.” The flowers for the show have been grown on around 15 acres. “These flowers will bloom exactly in time for the show,” he said.
Meanwhile, the German consulate has confirmed that some of its members will attend the show. The department hopes to double last year’s revenue. “Last year, we generated was Rs 1.2 crore, and from 4.5 lakh visitors. We are expecting double the footfall.”
Entry to be Hiked?
The entry fee for the show is yet undecided. Sources say, it is likely to be higher than usual. Last year, weekday entry cost Rs 40 and weekend tickets were priced at Rs 50. Both are expected to go up by Rs 5.