Lal·bagh Bo·tan·i·cal Gar·dens
1. from the Hindi word "lal", meaning red, the name of the gardens translates to "Red Park"
2. comissioned in 1790
Lalbagh spans 240 acres of land in the middle of Bangalore. The Garden features one of the oldest peninsular gneiss (metamorphic rock) formations in the world. The park also contains the largest known kapok tree; bonsai, rose,
hibiscus, cactus, and Japanese gardens;
lotus ponds, lakes, topiaries, a horticulture library, fountains, plant nurseries, and much more. Furthermore, Lalbagh features a glass house that was built in 1898, and modeled after the Crystal Palace in London.