10/2/2014 - 10/26/2014
Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden
In the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
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
Kiku pays homage to hanami, the custom of enjoying the ephemeral beauty of flowers, with magnificent displays of chrysanthemums. The show’s centerpiece is an unforgettable presentation of kiku trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of contemporary and traditional shapes and styles.
About the Designer
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.
Presenting Sponsor: Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Sponsored by: J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York
Additional support provided by: ITO EN (North America), Inc, Marubeni America Corporation, Mayer Brown, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Corporation of the Americas Foundation