It can be hard to choose the right material features for your garden, but have you ever considered using glass? The American artist, Dale Chihuly, has led the development of glass blowing becoming a form of fine art.

Born in Tacoma, Washington, Chihuly’s training included a spell in Venice, where he observed how teams blow glass. He later founded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State and his exhibitions often combine glass with botany, as the colour and form echo each other.

In collaboration with the New York Botanical Garden, Chihuly has designed a range of new pieces that compliment the nature of the garden. If you’re in the New York area this summer, I strongly suggest you hop on the Metro North Railroad and go exploring!

The Chihuly Exhibition is at the New York Botanical Garden from Saturday, April 22, 2017 to Sunday, October 29, 2017.

There’s also the fantastic Chihuly Garden & Glass in Seattle, and the Chihuly Collection in St Petersburg, Florida.


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