May 16, 2016

Michael Devine Ltd. strives to create beautiful products that are unique and always handmade. Using the best artisans in both the USA and France, every yard of fabric or piece of china is carefully crafted and made to order.

A Visit to Grandmothers Garden

In The Garden by Childe Hassam
Take a trip back in time to the late 19th and early 20th century by visiting this summers New York Botanical Garden new exhibit Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas. The poetic ideal of a grandmothers flower garden never looked so good as it does in this show. The exhibit examines, through both period paintings and an extensive garden, the connection between painting, gardening and defining American ideals and identity through the landscape. 
On the Porch by William Chadwick 
The American Impressionist painters on exhibit were known for their work in the northeast. Such notable painters as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam and William Merritt Chase have places of honor in the show. The joyful paintings and inspired planting combinations provide much inspiration for both an accomplished gardener or a novice. 

Just like grandmothers. 
The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory houses a full scale replica of a grandmothers garden complete with her front porch with rocking chairs. This garden will be at the peak of bloom all season and it is an opportunity to see plants and colors that reflect the period. The show runs through September 11th. For more information visit the gardens website

A garden paradise where everything is in full bloom at once.