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Date & Time

Monday Mon, 29 Nov 2021


Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

A film by Ganesh Shankar Raj and produced by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

60 mins | English | 2021I India


A story worth telling of an environmentalist, years ahead of his time. Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel, a German botanist, who was born in Drezden, Germany, crossed the channel to work at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, England. Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, the ruler of Baroda, persuaded him to leave England for a journey of a lifetime. He had designed and landscaped many gardens across India. The story takes the audience to the gardens of Baroda in Gujarat, Government Botanical Gardens in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, Lalbagh in Bengaluru, Brindavan Gardens in Mysuru, Jubilee Park in Jamshedpur, Kew Gardens in London, and Pillnitz in Germany. After Mahatma Gandhi’s death, Krumbiegel, 90 years old at that time was invited by the Indian Government to landscape his memorial garden in New Delhi.

This film traces the legacy of this great German, Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel, which remains largely unknown.

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