Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Chihuly at the New York Botanical Gardens

Since Saturday morning was beautiful and I didn’t have to be anywhere until 5 pm, I felt like it was the perfect opportunity to finally go and visit the New York Botanical Gardens.  The gardens are currently exhibiting some of Dale Chihuly’s glass-blown creations and I was intrigued by the rave reviews I’ve been hearing.   The exhibit and the grounds themselves exceeded even my highest expectations.  Living in the city can feel overwhelming at times, and wandering through the 350 acres was pure bliss.  Sprinkled throughout the gardens are 50 of Chihuly’s sculptures, and they were truly breath-taking:

 {Blue Polyvitro Crystals by Dale Chihuly, 2017, in front of the Botanical Garden's Library}

{Seaforms by Dale Chihuly, 2017}

{Serenity in the Native Plants Garden}

{Sapphire Star, Dale Chihuly, 2017}

{Orange glassblown bowls in the Botanical Garden's Library}

{Sol de Citron, Dale Chihuly, 2017- this sculpture sits front and center outside the conservatory}

{Red Reeds on Logs, Dale Chihuly, 2016}

The Chihuly exhibit runs through October 29th and I implore you to go see it - whether you’re a NY resident or simply visiting the city.  My day there is one experience I won’t forget anytime soon, and I’m already scheming about the next time I can get back up there.  There’s a direct train out of Grand Central that goes to the garden grounds for only $6.75 one way, or you can take the 4 train up to the Bedford Park Boulevard stop and walk about 20 minutes to the front gate.  Tickets are $28 for all-access on the weekends and $23 for all-acesss during the week.  You can purchase them online or at the front gate.  Read more about the exhibit here.



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