The art and science of growing plants for both beauty and utility is celebrated in the current exhibition at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Horticultural Heroes: Celebrating Plant Advocates. Featuring the work of 20 visual artists, in various media, their work depicts interpretive portraits of leaders from the field of Horticulture, including local heroes and those who have been historically marginalized, like George Washington Carver, John Chapman, and Marjorie Stoneman Douglas.
Intended to educate and inspire plant lovers and future horticulture leaders alike, the exhibit features interactives that compliment the artwork, engaging visitors of all ages with audio interpretation, hands-on activities, and a unique opportunity to recognize and nominate horticultural heroes from their own lives.
The images themselves are beautifully rendered, with each artist creating the delicate balance between portraiture and stature for their hero. While all are very different in color and style, as a collection they stand out amidst the the sounds and scents and nature that is Tower Hill.
There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, March 9 from 1 – 3 PM, and the exhibit will be on display through May 12. Horticultural Heroes is free with regular admission, or membership to Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA.
For more information about visiting Tower Hill, please visit their website at www.towerhillbg.org