I have chased this exhibit for a few years in different towns each time something getting in my way. Finally I had the opportunity and for those that enjoy immersing themselves in whimsical fairytales then go! Below is the link to the exhibit through October 2021 at the New York Botanical Garden. Tickets were $35 for BOTH the grounds and exhibits. Easier is to get tickets just for the grounds and is worth it itself. Don’t get discouraged in other words if the exhibit tickets take longer lead time. Go for the Spring flowers and Kusama garden sculptures!
The art was placed magically throughout the property all around in grandiose ways. Pick up the garden map which will show you all the points of interest. I almost missed at least two that were worthy of the stop.
The tall polka dot trees, the greenhouse filled with flowers and the dancing pumpkins. The conservatory shots below are part of the exhibit cost.
Walking through the conservatory, the colors popped from every angle. Strategically placed to complement the flowers and reflecting in the pools.
Then there were the floating reflecting orbs which were mesmerizing to watch and hear in the Narcissus Garden. This was part of what you can see as part of your grounds entry.
Being Spring there was the daffodil field and azalea gardens which placed me in a fantasy scene. Definitely worth a spring stop.
With 250 acres, there a bit of walking and special timed entry tickets for the galleries. Time your travel accordingly. Can be tough to park! But worth the visit.
I grabbed some food on Arthur Avenue before my visit and ate at one of their picnic pavilions. While there are a couple of places to buy food you are allowed to bring in your own food and eat at the picnic tables (not on the grounds please).
Parking was my only challenge. They have a garden parking garage near by which I ultimately went to. Please keep in mind that cost an additional $20.