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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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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Third Thursday in the Gardens: Native or Not?

This presentation provides a look into which species of plants and animals are native or invasive in the United States. Program includes a few live animals and discussion about the origins of those species and the effects on invasive species in our ecosystems. Anniston Museums & Gardens, 920 Museum Drive, Anniston, AL 36206, (256) 237-6766.

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Hydrangea Propagation Workshop

Hydrangeas are a major component of Southern gardens and the hallmark of Aldridge Gardens. This hands-on workshop will teach you an easy way to propagate hydrangeas for yourself. Class members may root up to three fresh hydrangea cuttings to take home. Aldridge Gardens, 3530 Lorna Road, Hoover, AL 35216, (205) 682-8019.

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Western Kentucky Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show and Sale

Come by and visit our Conservatory and take home some of nature’s finest creations! A perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one! Western Kentucky Botanical Gardens, 25 Carter Road, Owensboro, KY 42301, (270) 993-1234.

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Saturdays in the Gardens: Plant a Vegetable Garden

Participants will learn how to plan and plant a sustainable vegetable garden from expert volunteers with the Friends Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Harvest for the Hungry program. Participants will work side by side with volunteers to plant spring crops in the Bruno Vegetable Garden, where plants harvested will feed members of the Birmingham community who suffer from food insecurity. Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL 35223, (205) 414-3950.

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