Friday, December 5, 2008

The Holiday’s are here!

The Horticulture staff has been busy this week installing the 2008 Holiday Flower Show in the Sunken Garden. A Typical show change lasts five days. On the first day, the previous show is dismantled, a process that only takes a few hours. It takes the remaining four days for the staff to install the new show, meticulously positioning thousands of plants to create the breathtaking floral display. This year’s show has a carousel theme to coincide with the 95th anniversary of the Cafesjian Carousel located here in Como Park. The show features six of the original wooden carousel horses in amongst the poinsettia plants. The flower beds are planted with a gradual variation in plant height to mimic the up and down movement of a carousel. The effect is a wonderful visual sensation of seeing an actual carousel in motion. This show will open on Saturday Dec. 6 and runs through Jan. 19.