I recently went to Atlanta for a work conference and spent the afternoon at their botanical gardens.
Having seen photos of 'plant sculptures' before I was generally not impressed. Too unnatural I thought.
Seeing them in person changed my mind however and now I find that they add charming whimsy to the garden.
Who does not love orangutans?
This grand sculpture/fountain combination was spectacularly impressive.
I liked the understated feeling of this massive fountain which was situated in the middle of a woodland, set quite a distance from the paths.
The horticulturalists created many different environments including this semi-shaded stream bed.
The grasses in the foreground have a lovely spray effect and convey a sense of volume without 'blocking the view', so to speak.
I am 6'1" and these yellow beauties had to have been at least 8' tall.
Colour-blocking with some late-season Asters.
Simple and effective.
I highly recommend making the trip to the Atlanta Botanical gardens if you ever have the opportunity.