Lalbagh Botanical Garden is situated near the Lal Bagh Fort Road. Sprawling over an area of 240 acres, there are more than 1,800 species of flora, including plants, shrubs and trees. Of these about 900 have been introduced from outside India.The garden was originally laid out by the Mughal emperor Hyderali
in 1760. The main attraction of the park is the glass house, built in 1881, modelled on London Crystal Palace. The garden is open daily and the entry is free during flower shows.
There are major flower displays here in the week preceding Republic day and the week before Independence day. The Rose garden is another attraction at Lal Bagh garden. It is placed at the heart of the Lal Bagh, near to the north gate entrance. 150 different kinds of roses are grown here.