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Lalbagh is a well known botanical garden in South Bangalore of the late 1700s created by the rulers of Mysore,Haider Ali Khan and his son Tipu Sultan. This royal garden had many exotic varieties of plants and trees brought from Persia,Afghanistan and France. In the early 1800s the East India Company converted it in to a Botanical garden.
The 240 acre park has some exotic and interesting variety of trees. The oldest tree in the park is a huge Mango tree which is supposed to have been planted during the time of Tipu Sultan. It still stands!
The tallest tree is the Araucaria Cookii, a tree named after Captain James Cook who discovered it on Norfolk Islands off New Zealand. It is 165 feet tall and was planted in 1871. During the walk you will learn how trees are deeply connected to us and understand the mysterious ways in which plants, animals depend on each other for survival.
Age-group: 8 - 12 years.