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The ten-day flower festival opened at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden on Friday.
Over 2,000 people watched as chief minister BS Yeddyurappa inaugurated the show at the Glass House.
"The show has been organised well. The department of horticulture has done a good job," he said.
He said all the parks in Bangalore will be developed gradually. He also wanted to make a Lalbagh-like park at the Beggar's Colony.
Most of the visitors had purchased entry tickets one day in advance. "This is a great encouragement for us and we are happy that we got such a good response" Jayaram, director of horticulture, said.
This year, beautiful flower formations of dinosaurs and mermaids amid fishes will prove a big draw as the show progresses. By the end of the day, more than 6,000 people visited the park.
The air show in flowers designed by the Thai expert Jayanthi stood out. "The flower show is really nice. I really enjoyed all the formations," said Vikranth K, a visitor who had come with his family.
The 25 stalls put up around the park drew many visitors. The most popular among them were those that sold home-made chocolates and handicraft goods made of coconut material. "I loved the art work. They were all hand made," a tourist Sybille R said.
Apart from the colours to feast the eyes, there was also light music to soothe one's ears. It was performed by a music band called Sangeetha Dhama. firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com)
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