Chihuly in the Garden – July 2016

Friends of ours invited us to join them at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in midtown to see the “Chihuly in the Garden” exhibit. It has been a very long time since I visited any botanical gardens, but the Atlanta Botanical Garden was superb. When you marry natural beauty with art, the result can be spectacular, as it was here.

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Indigo Blue Icicle Tower

Created by internationally recognized artist Dale Chihuly, this glass, water and neon art exhibit is set amidst the natural beauty of the gardens themselves.

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Fern dell paint brushes

We visited the Garden starting at 6pm so that we could enjoy the exhibit both during daylight hours as well as see it at night for a totally different experience.

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Fiori Boat and Niijima Floats

The greatest challenge for me was to cull down to a manageable number of photos to include in this post, from the hundreds of great photos I was able to capture.

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Neodymium Reeds

This is one of those times where you just have to let artistry and beauties of nature speak for themselves. Enjoy this walk in the garden!

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White Belugas

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Green Hornets and Waterdrops

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Red Reeds

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Saffron Tower

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Fiori Boat and Niijima Floats

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Sapphire Star

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Black and Green Striped Herons with Icicle Clusters

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Sapphire Neon with Neodymium Reeds, Floats and Logs

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Carmel and Red Fiori

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Sol del Citron

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Chartreuse Hornet Polyvitro Chandelier

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The walk through the garden at night

 

 

 

 

7 responses to “Chihuly in the Garden – July 2016

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  3. Love Chihuly! Saw this same show in Dallas at the Botanical Gardens and loved it. Rode our bikes there and it was 150 degrees. Ok, exaggerating only slightly. Hottest bike ride in history. Have a chandelier of a student of his in our dining room that is amazing. Only reason I have it is Michael had a little too much wine when we were bidding on it at a charity function! Love, love, love it.

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