Friday, October 9, 2015

Weekend Walkabout: Chihuly at Fairchild Tropical Gardens

I have two favorite gardens in the whole world: the Heller Botanical Garden at Lago di Garda, Italy, and the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Florida. I am working on a series of the Heller Gardens now, and you'll see them soon. For this weekend, I thought I'd post a few photos of works by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and his studio that are featured at Fairchild, a wonderful combination of beauty by humans and beauty by nature!

Fairchild and Chihuly, Infrared, MRobb, 2014
They also have the most fun and whimsical Halloween displays at Fairchild:
A Coconut Spider, yikes!
I am happy to say that Tillies, particularly Spanish Moss, are included:
Mossy Ghosties, Fairchild Tropical Gardens

Coconut Husk Beastie, Fairchild Gardens
Have a wonderful weekend in the garden!


  1. I thought that the 'coconut spider' was real - some kind of cactus! A coconut spider is a very good concept...

  2. I thought they were real when I first saw them, they gave me a real fright!