Spotlight On: NEW Chinese Zodiac Sculpture Garden
The Flower and Garden Festival is best known for its impressive topiaries made entirely of living plants. This year the FULL festival is back…and with it come the tiny, adorable new, and culturally significant plant sculptures in China.
The Zodiac Sculpture Garden can be found around the peaceful waterways of the China Pavilion. As you explor, you’ll find the animals that make up the Chinese Zodiac…sculpted using only plant material!
The 12 animals are comprised not of living plant materials like you’ll see in the topiaries, but of dried and preserved parts of trees, seeds, and flowers.
Each adorable little sculpture comes with a plaque that lets you in on the significance of that particular animal, and which years of the Zodiac it represents.
If you look closely, you’ll see very colorful, yet very recognizable items present in the sculptures like corn kernels, dried flowers, beans, and tree bark!
The size and novel idea of the Chinese Zodiac Sculpture Garden drew me in, but the detail in these sculptures is what led me to explore the garden for almost 30 minutes! You have to step off the main promenade to find it, but the zodiac sculpture garden is definitely one to not miss!
TIP: This is a great activity to do with kids too- while you’re exploring the sculpture garden and learning about the Chinese Zodiac, keep your eyes peeled for Mulan! She’s known to frequent the waterways in the China Pavilion too! Will you explore the Chinese Zodiac Sculpture Garden on your visit to Flower and Garden Festival? Leave me a comment and let me know!