Art in the Gardens
The art you’ll find at the Gardens, in both seasonal exhibits and our permanent collection, celebrates the synergy of artwork and nature. Artists’ talks and tours, along with receptions for the exhibits, are all part of the wonderful art-related experience we offer. Our annual Plein-Air Painting event welcomes artists with free admission.
Most of the art in our temporary exhibits is for sale, and proceeds benefit the Gardens. Information is available at the Front Desk in the Visitor Center.
Here are images of “Pollinators”, an exhibit here in the Gardens curated by June LaCombe for Summer 2014:
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Project Monarch: Rearing Butterflies for Release, a Living Exhibit
We had a butterfly habitat in the Children's Garden greenhouse this summer where we observed the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly up close. Raising these beautiful creatures from egg to caterpillar to butterfly and releasing them here in the gardens through the summer months was an effort to raise awareness about the fragile state of the migratory Monarch.
SEPTEMBER UPDATE: We currently have 100s of Monarch caterpillars in the Gardens feeding on milkweed plants! There are also many chrysalises in and around the Children's Garden.
OCTOBER UPDATE: Most of the Monarch and other butterfly chrysalises have opened now. There are still a few flying about, but most appear to have begun their journey southwest!