This weekend the New York Botanical Garden unveils “Monet’s Garden,” a new exhibition combining the flowers and gardens Claude Monet cultivated at Giverny, France with several of the paintings that the plants inspired.
Visitors are invited to stroll through the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, a Victorian-era glass house which offers Monet’s dramatic flowerscapes. The gardens will change with the seasons, with a highlight in July when the Conservatory Courtyard pools will feature an abundance of water lilies-the motif most often associated with Monet’s gardens. [Check out a sneak peak on the NYBG tumblr!]
The exhibition features two of Monet’s paintings, The Artists’s Garden in Giverny, 1929, on loan from the Yale University Art collection, and Irises, on loan from a private collection in Switzerland and never before exhibited in the United States. Additionally, the Ross Gallery houses Seasons of Giverny, a series of photographic portraits by Elizabeth Murray that depict Monet’s garden as it is today.
The exhibition runs May 19-October 21, and as the seasons shift “Monet’s Garden” certainly warrants multiple visits.