Popped in to the Green Bay Botanical Gardens the other day and what a beautiful place. I’m a fan of bontical gardens and last week while I was in Memphis I was sure to check out the Dixon Museum and grounds. (Art and flowers, ya’ll… that’s my jam.)
So back to the Green Bay Botanical Gardens, one of the things I really enjoyed was their creative way of demonstrating ocean waste and debris: by making garden sculptures from it!
There were several sculptures, all of ocean-themed animals, that really made the problem of waste stand out. Looking closely at each sculpture, you see the various items that end up washed up ashore or dumped. It is mind-boggling and simply awful. And yet, in displaying this trash in a beautiful way it inspires us to think more closely about our own usage.
In addition to the sculptures, of course, the grounds are filled with greenery, flowers, and sculpture.
We went there right after a rainfall, and the water on the leaves and buds was so inspiring. I took about a zillion pictures. I mean, look at the design elements on those leaves alone. You know I’ll be digging through these for inpsiration.