The Atlanta Botanical Garden presents Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life, thru October 2013. This is the perfect exhibit to put on your list of “Things To Do In Atlanta” this year. The Atlanta Botanical Garden becomes the perfect backdrop to showcase the monumental living sculptures of fantasy. As if the creatures are not mesmerizing by themselves, the method in which they arrived at the Atlanta Botanical Garden is a story in and of itself.
As you approach the Cascades Garden, the largest living sculpture, a twenty-five foot tall goddess emerges from Mother Earth to welcome you. Some of the other sculptures you will enjoy seeing are a pair of giant cobras, butterflies, enchanting rabbits, and a friendly ogre. Each living sculpture has thousands of precisely groomed annuals planted into soil and sphagnum moss filled netting covering steel frames. The colorful plants carpet the artistic steel frames. Complex irrigation systems are set inside the steel frames allowing the plants to grow and the creatures to flourish in our Georgia heat. The larger than life creatures were transported in climate controlled trucks.
These mosaiculture sculptures are the creative genius of International Mosaiculture of Montreal. This non-profit group has successful staged exhibits around the world. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is excited to be the first US city to host Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life.
I am looking forward to seeing the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life exhibit again in the fall. It should be interesting to see how these living sculptures have changed and grown over the summer. When planning your trip to our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast, don’t forget to put the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life exhibit at the top of your list of Things To Do In Atlanta.