Gardening

Imaginary Worlds Exhibition

If you are planning to drive south this month to escape the winter, think about adding a stop at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Their wonderful topiary exhibition Imaginary Worlds closes at the end of October. The gardeners/artists of the Atlanta Botanical Garden teamed up with International Mosaciculture of Montreal to create 28 fabulous works of living art.

 

The Earth Goddess sculpture is 25 feet tall.

The Earth Goddess sculpture is 25 feet tall.

Two hundred thousand annuals were planted by hand on to metal forms covered with netting and growing medium. At least once a week horticulturists groom the works of art to keep them looking fresh and new. What a fun job that must be!

The frogs look right at home.

The frogs look right at home.

Imaginary Worlds is the first major exhibition of its kind in the U.S.

Instead of dreading Atlanta because of its traffic congestion, you’ll have something to look forward to on your drive south.

 

Bob Dluzen
As a result of being a gardener for more than 40 years, 30 of those as a professional, Bob's gardening has become an integral part of his life. "It's the ever-changing seasons and the wide variety of plants and gardens that keeps me intrigued," he says. Bob lives and gardens in rural Monroe County.