“Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life” doesn’t officially open until Saturday at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, but early, rather spontaneous reviews of the exhibition have been encouraging.
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“Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life”
Opening May 4 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays (until 10 p.m. Thursdays). Through October. $18.95, $12.95 ages 3-12, free under 3. 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-876-5859.
BY THE NUMBERS
19 — sculptures in nine settings
118,000 — plants covering the sculptures
7 — temporary workers who will assist garden’s horticulture staff in maintaining the plants
28 tons — weight of Earth Goddess, assembled from 23 sections
$2 million — cost to present the exhibit
countless — Chia Pets for sale in Botanical Garden gift shop