Inside The New York Botanical Garden

How Do they Do That?: Moving Ozukuri

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Exhibitions on October 4 2011, by Ann Rafalko

How do you move a plant with a ‘thousand blooms’? Very, very carefully.

After months of attention, care, and careful training, this beautiful ozukuri, or ‘thousand bloom’ kiku is moved from the Nolen Greenhouses, to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory to become part of Fall Flowers of Japan.

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The kiku portion of Fall Flowers of Japan officially opens tomorrow, but we were in the Conservatory this morning, and this particular ozukuri is already on display, as are many colorful kengai, or ‘cascade’ displays, and shino-tsukuri, or ‘driving rain’ displays. These flower displays are so much more impressive in person, and should be seen to be truly appreciated! Come enjoy the splendor of Fall Flowers of Japan, it’s a true cultural experience.