Saturday, May 6, 2017

NY Botanical Gardens - Part 1

Last week a friend and I went to the NY Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. It is such a wonderful place with all kinds of little gardens in this vast enclosure. We discovered that the rhododendron garden was in bloom so we headed there. I stuck to the fringes of that garden. I liked the solid rocks as a contrast to the delicate flowers.

The garden itself is very impressive but until the end of October there is a special exhibit by the glass sculptor, Dale Chihuly from Seattle. His pieces are amazing! They were free standing in ponds, some towering 30 feet or more into the air, and some ticked into the indoor planting arrangements in the greenhouses. Here are photos of a few of them.


  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing this with us. Your sketch is super.

  2. Amazing sculpture Joan - thanks for sharing I like your sketch too -great rocks!