Numbers play as big a role at a botanical garden as do plants. The Chihuly show at the Denver Botanic Garden is massive. The exhibition has accomplished what staff hoped for: a record number of visitors. I am not a great fan of Chihulys’ work. I find the sculptures to be like a bully in the garden: they intrude. At Denver Botanic Garden, I had a different experience: no dominatrix here. The sculptures complement and enhance the landscape.
and not to be forgotten, the great plantsmanship at Denver Botanic.