Fantastical Living Plant Sculptures Spring to Life at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

by , 05/25/14
filed under: Botanical, Design, Gallery

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Mosaiculture is a contemporary horticultural art form that creates sculptural shapes by mounting plants over top a molded steel substructure. Unlike the traditional art of topiary, which develops form from pruning a single plant over a long period of time, mosaiculture can be created quickly and is primarily made from colorful annuals. The nonprofit International Mosaiculture of Montreal created the artworks in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ Imaginary Worlds exhibit.

Related: Amazing Botanical Sculptures Bring Fairytale Landscapes to Life in Montréal

Underneath its meticulously layered carpet of annuals, soils, and steel, the mosaiculture masterpieces are also hooked up to a complex irrigation system to keep the sculptures hydrated and lush in the oppressive Atlanta heat. The enchanting life-like sculptures are on display from May until the end of October and are even open for a special nighttime viewing once a week.

+ Atlantic Botanical Garden

Via My Modern Met

Images via Atlantic Botanical Garden

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  1. Hugo H Oyarce J May 23, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I like it because are beautiful

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