Inside The New York Botanical Garden

First Look at Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

Posted in Exhibitions, Video on September 18 2014, by Lansing Moore

kiku nybgWhile we gear up for the first weekend of Halloween fun at the Haunted Pumpkin Garden, remember that Kiku arrives at NYBG in just two weeks! Our popular celebration of the rich tradition of chrysanthemum cultivation in Japan returns on October 2 with new, breathtaking displays in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

To offer a bit of background about the exhibit, and to provide a sneak peek at our exciting upcoming programs, please enjoy this latest trailer for Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden.

The kiku tradition involves cultivating as many blooms as possible from a single plant. What look like enormous flower arrangements are in fact one continuous plant, delicately trained along a specially designed trellis by our trained horticulture staff, who spent 11 months on the task.

Taiko drumming, ikebana demonstrations, and a Japanese pop-up restaurant in the Pine Tree Café will all round out the rich cultural experience of Kiku. The grand opening is coming up soon, so explore the full list of programming and plan your visit today!