Lal Bagh Glass house is a part of Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, located in south Bangalore. The 240 acre wide gardens were laid out in early 18th century by Hyder Ali and his son, Tipu Sultan. The early emperors enriched botanical treasure in the country by importing several plants from other countries. The model of Glass House in Lal Bagh Gardens shows an influence of ‘Crystal Palace’ in London. The Glass House exhibits ‘flower shows’ on several occasions, including Republic Day and Independence Day. Lal Bagh has the largest collection of ‘rarest’ plants found in South Asia. The flower shows display wide varieties of ornamental and valuable plants. These are an initiative to educate young children and to please nature lovers, with the horticultural richness of the place. Recently, Chief Minister S. M Krishna passed an order to maintain the ‘Glass House’ purely as a Heritage Monument. The garden is open on all days of the year from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, with an entry fee of Rs. 10/- from 9:00 am onwards.