Monday, June 23, 2008

Urban Nature

Saturday afternoon I drove over to the Denver Botanic Gardens for the first time. It was a such a nice afternoon, sun shining, not too hot. And 4 weddings were taking place throughout the gardens. Not only are the grounds vast, but truly educational. I'm hoping my $10.50 will go towards some improvements in the "children's secret path" as it seemed a little worse for the ware.
The Botanic Gardens are a must see destination this summer. Everything is in bloom, and looking gorgeous. I got a nice little education on succulents, and dry land mesa species.
"Urban Nature" is up until Nov. 30th. I had seen many banners throughout downtown, advertising the show. But I admit I wasn't sure what to expect, as the advertisements are deceiving. Throughout the garden are large panels on posts that were painted by National and local street artists. The peacock feather painting on the right side at the main entrance is to drool for. I want it on my brick wall in my future home. I applaud the leadership at the Gardens by creating an unexpected temporary home for graffiti artists paintings. Local artist, Amanda Marie, pictured above, has some fantastic collage paint work in the gardens.
Don't believe the city banners; it's not just more plants, it's a whole garden of art mixed with manicured nature.

1 comment:

The_Writer said...

Love the collage! I want! I want!