As the Garden evolves, it’s never the same place twice. Look at these amazing living sculptures. The garden inspires us to grow.
Those of us with green thumbs and enough space should consider Mosaiculture an excellent art form.
Imaginary Worlds, an exhibition of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, is an excellent example of this complex but beautiful art form. These elaborate green structures create mystical, fantastic worlds that are filled with stunning flowers and plants.
Living sculptures offer a lot more than appears on the surface. There is usually some form of steel frame, covered in steel mesh, in which they are built.
Afterwards, sphagnum moss and soil are applied to the mesh, and all sorts of plants are planted in it. On the mesh surface are flower arrangements that receive water via irrigation channels, helping them grow.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
I’m amazed by how these amazing art installations appear to rise out of the soil and surround themselves with plants. Living plants make them always remain green and fresh since they are derived from living plants. Furthermore, these structures lend themselves to emulating organic shapes by using moss and low-growth plants, as moss and low-growth plants can be textured and shaped in various ways.
In total, there are four large sculptures in the garden, with the largest being Earth Goddess.
In any case, the exhibition will be up through the end of October, so if you are ever in the neighbourhood, don’t forget to stop by.
On their website, you will find information about upcoming events related to the sculptures.
The Alice in Wonderland Gardens Exhibit:
This was my first time seeing these gardens, and I wasn’t disappointed. Alice in Wonderland Gardens consisted of several sculptures when I visited. Since the characters weren’t all in one place, it was like a little scavenger hunt to find them.
A 27-foot-tall white rabbit stands in the middle of the Skyline Garden as the tallest sculpture. With green swirls around him, he sits in his umbrella in the middle of a small pond. The Atlanta skyline can be seen behind the trees, which is pretty impressive.
The Cheshire Cat
The finding of this one was a little difficult, mostly because I anticipated it to be much larger. In the movie or book, he’s somewhat hidden in the trees, so it’s not huge.
An important focal point of the Cascades Garden’s Imaginary Worlds exhibit in 2013-14, this 25-foot sculpture stood at 25 feet tall. In addition to her flowing locks and outstretched hand spilling water, Earth Goddess was created by Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal.
Thin metal rods and sheet steel were used to build the framework for this Atlanta landmark, which is covered in a liner and filled with soil.
We plug thousands of plants each spring, and we connect the internal irrigation system to them. There are 18,000 annual plants in Earth Goddess alone. It takes several weeks to develop vibrant and living textures.
Colour comes primarily from the foliage, not the blooms. A horticulture team maintains the living sculpture every day to ensure it is thriving and healthy. Shearing the piece meticulously is required to maintain the sculpture’s artistic lines, so visitors can watch the staff at work.
In Garden Lights and Holiday Nights, her hair is illuminated by thousands of lights to transform her into Ice Goddess.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens For Weddings
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Atlanta Botanical Garden is the perfect venue for a perfect event.
Midtown Atlanta is just a few paces from Atlanta Botanical Garden, located in Piedmont Park. Among the fourteen wedding options on their grounds, there are the traditional banquet halls called Day Hall and the Japanese gardens as well as the secluded, tranquil Gardens in Storza Woods and unbeatable vistas at the Alston Overlook.
For nature-loving couples looking to celebrate and certify their partnership among the city’s most beautiful flora and fauna, Atlanta Botanical Garden is the ideal destination with no shortage of event areas and a dedicated six-person event team to ensure that those areas are distinctly yours.