10/5/2013 - 10/27/2013
Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden
The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Special weekend events spotlight the arts of bonsai and ikebana, as well as taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.
About the Designers
Kiku specialist and gardener Kodai Nakazawa oversees the training of chrysanthemums at the Garden in preparation for this spectacular fall display. He has been educated by experts from Tokyo’s Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions, is best known for her plantsmanship and key role in the design and development of high-profile shows in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.