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Sunday, 16 October 2011 07:38

It's that time again at the NY Botanical Garden. Located in the Bronx and accessible by Metro North, it's well worth the trip.

Autumn's splendor comes alive with magnificent fall-flowering plants from Japan. Immerse yourself in the celebration of Japanese culture with enchanting traditional dance and music, intricate kiku, and much more. Internationally renowned artist and ikebana master Tetsunori Kawana creates a dazzling sculpture composed of reclaimed materials such as branches, vines, and stumps from the Garden's grounds. Come back to view kiku on display beginning October 5. Don't miss these magnificent Japanese chrysanthemums trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles.


Kiku is the traditional art of training Japanese chrysanthemums into a series of beautiful, intricate forms and displays. Many examples of this mesmerizing floral art form are on display now in the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, including two ozukuri and a blooming bridge over a serene reflecting pool.

As you enter Fall Flowers of Japan through the Conservatory's Palm Dome, you will be greeted by an installation by world-renowned ikenbana master Tetsunori Kawana. The sculpture--created with salvaged branches, twigs, vines, stumps, and roots from the grounds of the Botanical Garden in the days following tropical storms Irene and Lee--is entitled Tanjou or "rebirth."

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 October 2011 07:54