May 21 - August 21, 2011
GARDENS OF THE ALHAMBRA
Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory | Get Your Tickets
Members Only Preview
Friday, May 20, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Members have access to the exhibition and special programs before the public opening. Special benefits on this day only include:
- Free parking with a valid Member ID
- 20% off purchases at Shop in the Garden
- 10% discount at both Cafes
- Up to four half-price tickets for friends and family
Guest passes will be accepted with a valid Member ID.
Paradise in a Pot: Home Gardening Demonstration
12 p.m. - Conservatory Courtyard
Create a semblance of Spanish paradise in your own garden. Join Gardener for Public Education, Sonia Uyterhoeven, as she takes you through container basics and provides you with some exciting combinations for exotic, aromatic and colorful container arrangements.
Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra Q&A
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory; 11 a.m.—1 p.m.
Ask away! Roaming Garden docents are available to answer your exhibition questions.
Flamenco in the Garden
1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. - Arthur and Janet Ross Lecture Hall
This traditional and vibrant Spanish dance is presented with live music and performers from various ethnic, cultural and artistic background
Meet the Curators
1 p.m. - In the LuEsther T. Mertz Library - Rondina and LoFaro Gallery
Patrick Lenaghan, Curator of the Department of Prints and Photographs at the Hispanic Society of America, will discuss the new gallery exhibition Historical Views: Tourist at the Alhambra. This art exhibition includes rare prints, historical photographs, watercolor, drawings, and objects relating to the rich culture Alhambra.
3-4 p.m. - in the Conservatory
Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra designer Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Associate Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions will be available to answer your questions on this stunning new exhibition. Coelho plays a key role in the design and development of high-profile shows in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and she has been a member of the Horticulture staff since 1981.
Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, Monday, May 30 and Monday, July 4
Children Under 2: Free
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Rare prints, historical photographs, watercolor drawings, and objects from the rich collections of the Hispanic Society of America immerse visitors in the Alhambra's history and design.
The exhibition features flowing fountains, elegant arches, and a broad palette of Mediterranean plants anchored by date palms, pomegranate trees, Italian cypress, and more--all within the Victorian elegance of the Conservatory.
The spirit of al-Andalús fills the Garden's special programming this summer. Eat the food, drink the wine, and thrill to the sounds of Spanish guitar during weekend Flamenco performances, evening events, and much more.