2018: Movement

This season, be moved by extraordinary planting displays in every nook of Reiman Gardens, from the cascading colors of 50,000 spring tulips and the vibrating textures of summer flowers in outdoor beds, to the sway of ornamental grasses and autumn foliage waving and transforming with the forces of nature through time.  Walk through hops in the Herb Garden, smell the roses, and as life continues to flow through the waters of Lake Helen, peek at the progress of new garden spaces.  Wander to the Home Production Garden to learn how our produce travels across the city to help feed those in need, then be sure to play, discover, and explore in the Children’s Garden and take a moment to recharge amidst the beauty of the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing and the splendor of the Hughes Conservatory.

Wind, Waves & Light Sculpture Exhibit

throughout Reiman Gardens from April 28 – November 3

Wind, Waves and Light will feature 13 kinetic sculptures designed to explore space, time, and the dynamic relationship of objects in motion.  Find out more about each sculpture HERE. The choreography of each piece is governed by a set of basic movements, facilitated by an arrangement of aerodynamic surfaces connected by rotational points. The sculptures are made of stainless steel, and the reflective qualities integrate each sculpture into its environment. Wind speed and direction, shades of light, time of day, precipitation, and seasonal color transform the qualities of light and movement of the sculptures.

George Sherwood, an award-winning American sculptor, was born and raised in the coastal town of Fairfield, Connecticut. He now lives and works in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and holds degrees in both art and engineering.

CLICK HERE to view some of the sculptures in motion. www.georgesherwood.com/

Botanical Balance

in the Hughes Conservatory from April 28 – August 12

Inspiration for the design was found in traditional Japanese gardens and the concept of Zen. Begun as early as the 6th century, Japanese gardens have influenced garden design for centuries. There are four main principles in a Japanese garden: miniaturization, concealment, borrowing of scenery, and asymmetry. The Conservatory display incorporates these characteristics using a gravel garden, a stepping stone path, a contrasting color palette, and a bamboo screen. Together these elements create a space for meditation and inward reflection.

We invite you to enjoy the peaceful stillness of the Conservatory and to use the garden as a place to find a sense of balance within yourself by letting go of your daily stresses and worries.