Change in schedule of WMIN monthly meet at Lal Bagh as requested by officials at Lal Bagh

Date: Dec 25, 2013 Christmas day. 
Start Time : 11 AM 
Expected duration of interaction - 2 hours 
Interactions with : Shri Gunavantha - Dy Director
Location: Office of the Dy Director of Horticulture. As you approach Glass House from the Bandstand, the office building will be about 50 meters to the right.  


Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 20:05:55 +0530
From: Sowmyan Tirumurti <>
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Hi Shyamal,

You are welcome to invite others. Just wait till Tuesday. I plan to meet
the Director on Tuesday and will confirm to you.
The wealth of information you posted is very interesting. I guess we need
to form category specific interest groups for greater shared interest.

For long i have wondered how to revive Bangalore meets. Meets for talking
and sharing do not seem to enthuse many. Meets to do some joint action is
more appealing.

I have invited some people from UAS, GKVK  too. Let us see how things work
out. If the invited team from UAS carries back nice memories more
enthusiasts from UAS can join us in future ventures too.


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> Sowmyan, this is great news indeed! I know a number of people who are
> interested. It would be great if some of their archives can be accessed.
> Most of the trees that are out there are somewhat more readily accessible
> as indeed are the ornamentals.
> There are some really historic material including some amazing artwork
> (some of which I believe is by some unfortunately little-known botanical
> artists like K. Cheluvayya Raju who died more than 70 years ago).
> There is probably some interesting material related to G H Krumbiegel, Hugh
> Cleghorn and the Agri Horticultural Society.
> There are also some interesting publications made by the Horticulture
> Department that are largely inaccessible - over the years I have had
> enquiries from the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh for looking up a book
> called "Glass House – The Jewel of Lalbagh" published in 1991 that has
> hardly been seen by people who are interested in it. I have likewise had
> requests for archive data relating to John Cameron (Krumbiegel's
> predecessor).
> There is also a great deal of as yet un-written history on plant
> introductions such as
> ("Seemay Badnekayi" = foreign
> brinjal
>  - one of the introductions to our diet thanks to the work at Lalbagh) as
> well as the numerous avenue trees (like the pink  poui currently in bloom
> and chosen by Krumbiegel as part of his Ritu Samhara idea for Bangalore)
> For a glimpse of the excellent artwork of an unfortunately little-known
> botanical artist - K. Cheluvayya Raju - see
> and we have several other botanical artists who as yet have no articles on
> even on the (for example the somewhat famous pair of Govindoo and
> Rungiah).
> I have been postponing my own plans to research the archives there and
> would be very happy to join you in your meetings if possible. There are
> some active tree groups in India who will be interested too.
> best wishes
> Shyamal
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