Lal Bagh, a well known botanical garden in Bangalore City, was commissioned by the ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali in 1760 and completed by his son, Tipu Sultan.
Lalbagh is a 240 acre garden, which has over 1000 species of flora and trees that are over 100 years old. Lal Bagh contains a Glass House, modeled on London's Crystal Palace (now re-modelled with a different layout), which is the center of attraction. The garden has horticultural wealth from all over the world.
The garden is created on the lines of the Mughal Gardens that were gaining popularity during the time of Hyder Ali. The park has some rare species of plants brought from Persia, Afghanistan and France. With an intricate watering system for irrigation, this garden is aesthetically designed, with lawns, flowerbeds, lotus pools and fountains. Most of the centuries old trees are labeled for easy identification. The Lal Bagh Rock, one of the oldest rock formations on earth, dating back to 3000 million years, is another attraction that brings the crowds.