Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, (means The Red Garden in English), is a well known botanical garden in southern Bangalore, India. The garden was originally commissioned by Hyder Ali, the ruler of Mysore, and later finished by his son Tipu Sultan. It has a famous glass house which hosts an annual flower show. Lal Bagh houses India’s largest collection of tropical plants, has an aquarium and a lake, and is one of the main tourist attractions in Bangalore.
Lal Bagh, a 240-acre (971,000 sq.m.) gardenholds a number of flower shows, especially on the Republic Day (26 January). The garden has over 1,000 species of flora. The garden also has trees that are over 100 years old.
This famous garden also includes rare species of plants brought from Afghanistan, France and Persia.