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Venture Down the Rabbit Hole at This ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Garden in Atlanta

by Dayana Aleksandrova Aug 13, 2020

This summer, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is offering a fairytale journey through its grounds with its “Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland” exhibit. Based on the iconic children’s book, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol, the exhibit features life-sized sculptures of Carrol’s characters such as the White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat.

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The two largest sculptures are the 16-foot-tall Red Queen and a 14-foot-tall sculpture of Alice rotating in the garden’s Howell Fountain pool. All of the designs are created according to the long-standing tradition of mosaiculture, which is a form of horticulture art where giant sculptures are created by using thousands of bedding plants attached to frames made of steel.

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In addition to the Wonderland characters, there are two more whimsical works to look forward to. The Earth Goddess, a depiction of a woman with colorful, flowing hair, and the Shaggy Dog have been visitors’ favorites since they were revealed in 2013.

The exhibit is open until November 1, 2020. For more information and tickets, visit the botanical garden’s official website.

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