Bangalore is known as the city of Gardens for the beautiful gardes which are not only beautiful but are centuries old. Lal Bagh is one of the most famous gardens of Bangalore. Hyder Ali laid out this famous botanical garden and his son added horticultural wealth to it by importing trees and plants from several countries. The garden today houses over 1000 species of flora, which include rare and enchanting collection of tropical plants, trees and herbs. The Glass House, modelled along London's Crystal Palace, is the center of attraction in this 2400-acre park. Bi-annual flower shows attracting participants from all over India is held in the Glass House.
Another famous one is the Cubbon Park. This spectacular park was laid out in the heart of the cantonment in 1864 and fountains and bandstand have been added to it since then. and a wealth of atatury have been added. Lush green lawns, shady flowering trees, vibrant flower beds, make Cubbon park an ideal place for morning joggers and alike.