As “Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life” was still being installed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, early, rather spontaneous reviews of the exhibition were encouraging.
The exhibit of 19 sculptures festooned with 118,000 living plants excited guests moving about the 30-acre garden trying to discover each of the fanciful creations.
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“Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life”
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (until 10 p.m. Thursdays) rhrough October. $18.95, $12.95 ages 3-12, free younger than 3. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-876-5859, www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.
By the numbers
19 — sculptures in nine settings
118,000 — plants covering the sculptures
7 — temporary workers who will assist garden’s horticulture staff in maintaining the plants
28 tons — weight of Earth Goddess, assembled from 23 sections
$2 million — cost to present the exhibit
countless — Chia Pets for sale in Botanical Garden gift shop