Bengaluru: The Lalbagh flower show is an emotion from many Bengalureans and visiting the botanical garden during the show is a tradition for many families in Bengaluru.

Not just Bengalureans but tourists from across the country who are in the city during this time do not fail to visit the garden and have a look at the beautiful art made using flowers.

But this time no one will not be able to visit Lalbagh for the Republic Day flower show.

The Horticulture department has cancelled the Republic Day flower show at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens scheduled for January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, the department had also cancelled the flower show organised during Independence Day this year.

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According to officials, this is the first time that the biennial flower shows held to mark Independence Day and Republic Day at Lalbagh have been cancelled.

“The flower show sees a footfall in the range of five to six lakhs visitors to Lalbagh during the show. This year due to covid-19 we have decided not to hold the flower show in January 2021,” said M. Jagadeesh, Joint Director of Horticulture (Parks and Gardens).

It is reported that the Lalbagh flower show was started in the second half of the 19th century, which is inspired by The Great Spring Show, an annual flower show organised by the Royal Horticultural Society of England.