Sunday, October 16, 2011

Flower Show at K'halli Lake from October 1 to 9

Model of Sri Chamarajendra Circle to be displayed during this year’s Dasara Flower show ; Flower Show at K'halli Lake from October 1 to 9

A replica of the city’s famous landmark, Sri Chamarajendra Circle, will be readied inside Curzon Park where it will be kept on display for this year’s Flower show, being held as part of Dasara festivities. The Flower show will be held for 9 days, from October 1 to 9 and will be inaugurated on October 1 at 3.30 pm.

The pillars and dome of the replica will be decorated with Anthuriums, Liliums, Roses and varieties of other flowers, while the statute of Chamarajenda Wadiyar at the centre will be made of Plaster of Paris (PoP).

The replica of the circle measures 15 feet in height, while the PoP statue of the Maharaja inside measures 6-8 feet. The contract to supply the flowers and decorate the model has been given to firm Upahaar in Bangalore, selecting through tender.

Continuing with the heritage theme that is being followed in all flower shows held in the recent past where models of the bull Nandi atop Chamundi Hills, Gandaberunda - the insignia of the Mysore Royal family, Mahishasura – the demon king after whom our city is named, Dasara Elephants carrying Golden Howdah were displayed, this year the model chosen was the Sri Chamarajendra Circle, a prominent landmark of the city.

When questioned why PoP statue will be placed, speaking to Express Shashikala, Senior Director of Horticulture, Mysore said that 'due to previous experience it has been studied that three dimensional features will not stand out clearly decorated in flowers and without taking chance for the replica of great personality, after consulting CAVA students, the decision of placing PoP statue of Chamaraja Wadiyar has been decided.'

Upahaar agency are considered to be well experienced in executing such projects all over Karnataka and the tender has been given to them. The team is led by Kalidas and Seema Garg, she added.

On this occasion, one MN Gauri will display sand art-form by creating the figure of Goddess Chamundeshwari on sand. Apart this, Mangalore Indo-American Hybrid seeds will display exotic varieties of seeds consisting of fruits, vegetables and Neeladri Nursery of Hunsur will be giving a live demonstration on how to grow plants in a cockpit.

Unblossomed flower buds will be used for the decoration and as it takes about 3 to 4 days for them to fully blossom, they can remain fresh till the entire duration of the flower show lasting nine days, not requiring to replace the flowers, except for removing a few dried flowers here and there.

Various industrial houses in and around Mysore, will be displaying various kinds of flowers they have grown inside their premises as part of their initiative to maintain Green environment. Even Government offices like the Mysore Palace, Mysore City Corporation, Administrative Training Institute, Brindavan Sagar Gardens will be taking part in the display and competition for various events to be held.

About 50 varieties of foliage and flowers will be exhibited in the show by these industries while they are expected to bring in some new varieties. One such rare display will be the Violet, Pink and Yellow coloured Liliums which will be displayed by Liladri Nursery, Hunsur.

The flower show is being organized in association with District Horticulture Society and Horticulture Department. The department will bring some exotic flowers from Ooty from the famed Furnhill gardens there.


Various competitions to be held during the event:

September 28 - Competition for owners of private gardens along with gardens owned by industries and government organizations.

September 29 - Competition held for gardens owned by other organizations along with competition held in the Flower show premises for arranging flower plants.

September 30 - Competition for arranging flower plants inside the Flower show premises.

October 1 - Vegetable carving and inauguration of Flower Show at 3.30 pm;
October 2 - Flower Rangoli competition; October 3 - Ikabena competition;
October 4 - Indian flower show competition. October 5 - Ayudha puja; October 6 – Vijayadashami; October 9 - Prize distribution and closing ceremony.

Interested to take part in the contest contact 2438572 / 94480 88303.

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Flower Show at Kukkarahalli Lake from October 1
The Flower Show which will held by the Horticulture Department of Mysore University on banks of Kukkarahalli Lake will begin from October 1 and ends on 9. Speaking to Express Assistant Garden Director Kemparangegowda said that about 12 varieties of vegetables and 20 varieties of are flowers will be exhibited.

Wide varieties of flower like Marigold cape, Marigold garden, French Marigold, Anthuriums, vegetables like Brinjal, Cabage, Cucumber, varieties of chilli will be exhibited.

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