Hemerocallis ‘Baltimore Oriole’ along Daylily Walk – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
Transport yourself to the wonderful world of Frida Kahlo this weekend! With FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life in full swing, there’s no time like the present to experience and celebrate the life of the great artist. See the world as Frida did in the Enid A. Conservatory, which re-imagines her home and garden, the Casa Azul, in Mexico City. Then visit the Mertz Library and view an exquisitely curated collection of rarely seen paintings by Frida Kahlo.
Hungry? Make reservations to the Hudson Garden Grill–equal parts picturesque and delicious. As of this week, the full-service farm-to-table restaurant at the Garden has an updated Frida-inspired menu designed by Chef Julian Alonzo.
And throughout the weekend there will be music, dance, and film screenings—all honoring Frida, Diego, and the country they called home. So come and spend some time enjoying the Garden’s summer landscape—we know it’s been on your seasonal bucket list!
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Seasonal Walk’s enthusiastic growth creates a spectacle of colors and shapes in summer, something we’re always willing to encourage as the lushness of the season takes center stage in the Garden.
The summer spectacle of Seasonal Walk – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
Daylily Walk – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
One of the things I love about this time of year is that all of the outdoor gardens surrounding the Haupt Conservatory—the Home Gardening Center, Perennial Garden, Seasonal Walk, and Ladies’ Border among them—are teaming with bumblebees doing their important work. But my personal favorite place to shoot them is Daffodil/Daylily Walk. The blazing oranges, purples, and other colors serve as a fantastic backdrop to my winged friends.
A bumblebee (Bombus) along Daylily Walk – Photo by Patricia Gonzalez
In what’s quickly becoming my favorite appearance of the year, the ‘Bridal Silk’ poppies of the Perennial Garden are once again touting the simple and clean.
Papaver rhoeas ‘Bridal Silk’ in the Perennial Garden – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen