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Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s Garden Goes Pop!

On view exclusively at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus from Feb. 13-June 27, 2021, Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s Garden Goes Pop! will showcase the legendary Pop artist’s take on several staples of the public imagination: Claude Monet’s paintings of his garden and surroundings at Giverny, France. The display of these large-scale, rarely seen artworks will be accompanied by a complete transformation of the Downtown Sarasota campus’s 15 acres into Monet’s garden at Giverny as imagined through the aesthetic of Lichtenstein.

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Chrysanthemums & More

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to present the annual fall horticulture exhibition, Chrysanthemums & More! opening to the public on September 18. This exhibition, the largest of its kind in Michigan, features expansive displays of chrysanthemums, fall foliage and family-friendly activities. The exhibition will be on display through November 1.

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Fall Bonsai Show

See a variety of bonsai on display, from trees in early stages of training to lovely older trees. Watch bonsai artists at work and shop for bonsai trees as well as bonsai tools and supplies.

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Fall Family Day

Visit the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden for fall family fun. Activities include something for all your senses! Listen to fall-inspired tunes and autumn-themed stories, view a fiber arts demonstration and take a naturalists walk that includes highlights of this amazing season.

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Hallowee-ones

Get creative at this special event designed for our youngest visitors! Dress your child as a sculpture, mammal, fish, insect, bird, tree, flower, geologist or in any other way that highlights something about the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden. Participate in a costume parade and listen to Halloween-themed stories. Celebrate Halloween with your wee-ones. No tricks, no treats, just fun!

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16th Annual Waterlily Celebration

Our ponds and waterways are adorned with over 80 varieties and over 300 potted and 100 free-range plants including night and day-blooming varieties. Repotting demonstrations and plant sales, plein air artists creating original works of art, and the Annual Waterlily Photo Contest on display in the Hall of Giants.

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3rd ANNUAL GARDEN & ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE

Over 25 antique and art purveyors from the U.S. will showcase a broad range of exquisite antique and vintage furniture, paintings, garden accessories and statuary, oriental rugs, estate jewelry and more in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden.

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12th ANNUAL MOTOR CAR EXHIBITION “European Cars Featuring the Ferrari and Other Italian Exotics”

Among the 40 outstanding cars on display in the Garden, visitors will see a rare 1958 Ferrari California Spyder, a lovely 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale, and a powerful 1984 Ferrari BB 512i.

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SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE CONNECTS® Made with LEGO® Bricks Exhibition

McKee’s third installation and Sean Kenney’s latest series of his award-winning and record-breaking exhibition that uses LEGO® bricks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems and mankind’s relationship with nature. Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Nature Connects presents a playful spin on traditional sculpture art – making it accessible to guests of all ages and backgrounds. Using the beloved toy bricks as an artistic medium, the sculptures, and exhibit post the question: just as LEGO bricks interconnect, how is our natural world interconnected?

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Saturdays in the Gardens: Arrange Flowers Easily

Join the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for Saturdays in the Gardens, a series of programs designed to help novice and seasoned gardeners alike hone gardening skills in a hands-on setting. Local experts discuss approachable gardening topics and trends, lead garden walks, and conduct demonstrations and activities. Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL 35223, (205) 414-3950.

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