11.02.2013

New York Botanical Gardens: Kiku

During the month of October the New York Botanical Gardens presented Kiku: The Art of Japanese Gardening in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Brian and I purchased a family membership to the gardens last spring, and as soon as I received the flier about this temporary exhibit I knew I wanted to check it out.

Kiku was absolutely beautiful. The exhibit featured hundreds of chrysanthemums trained to grow in unique shapes and styles. It was fascinating to learn about the 11-month process of growing the flowers. Rows upon rows of perfectly placed kiku lined the walkways of the building and we enjoyed taking our time and appreciating the garden space. After spending the day with Brian and Emily at the New York Botanical Gardens I am even more excited to return this winter to see the holiday train show and this March for the orchard show.

If you would like to learn more about Kiku: The Art of Japanese Gardening I recommend this page from the Botanical Garden's website. I especially enjoyed the short video and descriptions of the traditional and contemporary Kiku styles that were on display.

3 comments :

  1. Wow! How amazing! I love how perfect and uniform everything is!

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  2. Love the pictures!

    And the holiday train show is the best. I teach at NYBG and it's always great to hear about people visiting.

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  3. Gorgeous! Such a nice bit of color when everything else in the city is moving towards winter brown and grey. I've had a membership to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden forever but never go. You've got me inspired to get out there!

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