Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden

Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums

It's been more than a few years since my last visit to the New York Botanical Garden. I'd probably go more if it's Bronx location wasn't such a trek from lower Manhattan. This past weekend we decided to make the most of the beautiful weather and ventured to view the magnificent chrysanthemums featured in Kiku: Art of The Japanese Garden. The chrysanthemum (kiku) is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall flowering plants and this installation pays homage to hanami, the custom of enjoying the transitory beauty of flowers through a stunning variety of presentations. It was a visual delight and some of the displays were truly artful. It's such a marvel that many chrysanthemums actually grow out of a single stem and I had no idea there were so many different types. We also tried out the special Japanese pop up restaurant that opened up in conjunction with this exhibit. The service was quite terrible but at least the food was good. I read that this may be the last time the Botanical Garden will present Kiku for awhile so I'm really glad we went. I'm already planning another trip up there next spring for the peony show.

Are there botanical gardens where you live? Have you visited recently?


Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
Kiku At The NY Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden, Chrysanthemums
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48 comments

SHE Jenmarie said...

I wish we had more flowers and greenery around here! They are all so beautiful and you did a great job capturing their beauty!

Lilli said...

Wow Rowena, NY botanical garden must be so to beautiful to visit, the exhibit looks fantastic. Here, chrysanthemums are flowers dedicated to the dead and when you go to the cemetery, bring them to put them on the graves. Is a marvelous flower and your photos are really stunning. What a shame the service of the restaurant was bad, at least the food was good as I see :) The peony show in spring will be a must see, this is one of my fav flowers. Hugs! xo

Stanislava E. said...

Kiku looks so beautiful! I haven't seen it here. Maybe I will find at our Botanical garden. Yes, we have a Botanical garden here, but I've never visited it (shame on me!). You photos are so beautiful! Sorry to hear that the service wasn't good, at least the food looks and it was delicious! Thank you for making my day with your photos!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pics!

Pooja Mittal said...

BEAUTIFUL Flowers, lucky to have them in my garden too
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Jackie Harrison said...

Perfect and beautiful flowers nice place and the food looks delish.

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aliceFashion said...

Beautiful flowers :)

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Gorgeous. Chrysanthemums are so cool.

Elle Sees said...

such beauty

little luxury list said...

The chrysanthemums are stunning! I haven't been to the Botanical Gardens in forever but really want to check out some gorgeous foliage. Perhaps i'll go check out the orchids in the gardens here then.
Oh and you are reminding me of Tokyo with your Japanese food. I suggest that as your next trip! I bet you would have a ball and maybe I can meet you there for some gyoza and sushi ;)

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My Garden Diaries said...

Oh dear goodness you have melted my heart with this post! To see all of this fantastic color and blooms especially this time of year is a dream! Holy cow! What a magical garden! I would be there all the time to take in this beauty! Gosh and I really enjoyed seeing how they displayed some of the blooms above! Such cool visual beds! Thank you for passing this along...I am going to have to add this one to my garden bucket list! Happy day you!!! Nicole xoxo

Amyboo said...

This photos are so relaxing to look at. I used to never really care for nature, but now that I'm older all I do is stare at scenery!

Paola Lauretano said...

Wonderful place, I love flowers!!!!
I'm soorry for the service of restaurant... the food looks so good!!!
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Such an amazing set of photographs! Have an awesome day.


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Maggie Dallospedale said...

Hi Rowena,
so adorable photos. Amazing flowers
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Nnenna said...

Oh wow, the pictures are so gorgeous! I've never been to the Botanical Garden because it is such a trek, but one day I will go!

Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

So beautiful pictures, love every single one. *__*
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Nequéren Reis said...

Imagens maravilhosa arrasou, Siga e curta o meu canal Nekitareis,

Corinne said...

What stunning pictures! I went to somewhere similar in Epcot in Disney Florida, I really enjoyed taking photos of all the lovely flowers and plants.

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Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

I love chrysanthemums, such beautiful flowers; you truly captured their beauty! The food looks delicious. Too bad the service wasn't that good but sounds like the food made up for it. I wish there's something like that around here; I'd love to go. Nothing like beautiful flowers to brighten the day!

June said...

Absolutely stunning! I love flowers! Must have been such a wonderful place!
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Simera H said...

This is one of the prettiest botanical gardens I have seen pictures of. I wish we had something like this. You captured amazing pictures.
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Coco said...

I'm charmed by Japanese traditions of gardening. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures!
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Classy Licious said...

these flowers are beautiful <3 maybe we should follow each other? :)

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Hoda Katebi said...

Oh my gosh what beautiful flowers! And such a nice breath of fresh air from all of the plants slowly dying from the cold, here! You've inspired me to want to go to the nearby conservatory in Chicago--it's so beautiful and alive (as opposed to outside) and could be a great place for an outfit shoot! :D Thanks so much!!

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Style and Paper said...

So beautiful!!!

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Anonymous said...

I don't think there is a nearby botanical garden where I live but I have also been to the Bronx one two years ago :)

Emmylou said...

Stunning pics, Rowena! I don't even know if we have a botanical garden close by coz I haven't been to one here:P

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh wow your photos really bring it to life. I have never been, but yes the Bronx is a trek, but this post is inspiring me.

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

The flowers are gorgeous!

FASHION TALES said...

I really enjoy visiting botanical gardens, and have been to several, but would love to visit the one in New York. These are marvellous photos Rowena. Have a great day! xx/Madison
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getcarriedaway said...

wonderful flowers, i would love to have a garden, too!
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Really beautiful! We have a few spots around here, too and I just love being there whenever I get a chance. x

Karolina Antosik said...

so pretty flowers :-)

Maru Ramirez said...

This is so beautiful Rowena! On my trip to Chicago, I went to the botanical garden there and I loved it, such wonderful flowers and scenery.

Diana Ashuayem said...

Beautiful flowers!! Love these photos!!
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Jane said...

so pretty! i love botanical gardens. such a great place to just steal away and get away from the hustle and bustle of life! :)

Stella said...

The flowers look so beautiful, nice colours and shapes.
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Sonia De Macedo said...

Wow how pretty is this garden! I'm sad to say I haven't been to any in the longest of times. The last was probably when I was a child and my parents forced me to go. Thankfully I have more of an appreciation for this kind of stuff now ;o)

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Lyosha Varezhkina said...

those flowers are so pretty!

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Gabrielle said...

This post is filled with such beauty and high quality photography! It's really nice to see a different side of hidden-depths to New York, this place appears to be a hidden gem (or not so hidden?). I adore botanical gardens and if you ever find yourself in Switzerland, be sure to track some down as the lighting is just breathtakingly beautiful there - the higher up, the better! Happy Halloween! :)

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Kim Alston said...

Those flowers are so gorgeous Rowena! Your pics are spectacular :D We have one in City Park (New Orleans). I haven't visited it yet (was out of town). Will definitely do so after seeing your pics! A lovely day well spent!
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oomph. said...

last year i actually had it on my to-do list to visit all the botanical gardens here. i made it to a few, but would like to continue that as soon as things slow down after the holidays. pretty shots.

Beauty Follower said...

Wonderful flowers!

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Diana Mieczan said...

I love fresh flowers and your photos are so beautiful! Have a great day. xo

Jolie said...

nice post