Take a Walk through Trees
Bangalore has an astounding variety of Horticulture and Flora. It all started with Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan his son in the 1800’s who were responsible for planting hundreds of varieties around Bangalore and Mysore. Prior to that Bangalore was rocky and barren, however the love for Trees by the father-son kings we have well over 200 species of Trees (IISC report) today
Trees for decades have been a source of water and food for thousands of people all over. Their presence brings the timely arrival of rains, locks rainwater underground, cool the climate and generate livelihoods for countless families and provide outdoor and recreation spaces for us stressed city dwellers.
Thanks to rulera, mayors of the past the green wealth of the city allows us to bask in the shade and glory of majestic varieties today. Why not take a walk and knowledge session through our Green Giants and learn more about them?
Bangalore has a mix of wild trees and exotic species, Jackfruit, Neem, Red silk cotton, Big banyan Tree, Peepal, Sausage tree, Pride of India, Mango, Honge, Jaamun, Mahogany being the common ones
Exotic vatieties are namely Gul Mohor (Madagascar), Rain tree (South America), African tulip tree, Yellow and Pink Tabebuia (Mexican and Argentina)
Cubbon park was established in the year 1880 by Sir John Meade the acting commisioner of Mysore. The landscaping was carried out by Major General Richard Sankey the chief engineer of the State there after.
Our next walk is planned for Jan 25, 2020 at Cubbon Park (Lal Bagh walks also held)
Walk beneath the trees,
Leaf it to us
Listen to Histree’
A Green Venture
Upcoming Tree walk session in Bangalore
Jan 25, 2020 (Sat) 7:30 am – 9:30 am Click on the below link for seat bookings