The City of Garden

Parks and Gardens in Bangalore

Location Map of Parks and Gardens in Bangalore



The city of Bangalore has rightly been given the title of the 'Garden city of India'. The city even has a college named the Garden City College which proves how far the city has succeeded in living up to its reputation as a green city with abundant gardens and parks. The residents of the city can take walk for a healthier life in these gardens or simply experience the pleasure of being close to nature by admiring the wide variety of plants and trees that nature has bestowed on the mankind and which are well preserved and presented to the people in these parks.

These parks and gardens in the city of Bangalore also serve as educational institutions imparting environmental education to the visitors and emphasizing on the need to protect and preserve the environment by taking necessary measures which is very important keeping in view the rising problem of pollution and the diminishing numbers of trees in the modern world.

The following gardens and parks in Bangalore are well known all across India and the world:

Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens

Located in an area of 240 acres, Lal Bagh is located only at a distance of 4km from the State legislature of Bangalore .Lal Bagh has a rich collection of 1854 species of plants. The months of January and August are the best time to visit the garden as special flower shows are held at this time in Lal Bagh. The department of horticulture with an aim of instructing people of Bangalore also undertakes several training courses on gardening and horticulture.

Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park is home to some very rare varieties of exotic plants. You can find as many as 6000 different varieties of plants and trees in the park. Besides the park also houses few very famous and significant architectural monuments. These include the Attara Kacheri, State Archeological Museum and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Home. Besides there also is a toy train, a doll museum and boating facility for the amusement purposes of the visitors.

Bannerghatta National Park

Though located at a distance of 40 km from the city of Bangalore, this national park is a must visit if you are heading towards Bangalore city. Bannerghatta National Park is located in a massive 25000 acres. The park is home to a zoo, a butterfly reserve and a biological reserve.