|Interpretive shelter @ the Pacific Connections Garden, Washington Park Arboretum.|
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Pacific Connections Garden
Though the Pacific Connections Garden was unveiled in 2008...it is a new exhibit to me. I just visited it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and then again today. It is the first new exhibit in the Arboretum in 50 years and will cover a total of 14 acres. This garden features plants from forests of 5 different countries that are connected by the Pacific Ocean . The commonality is that they occur along the same latitudes north or south of the equator. These forest represent Cascadia region, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, and China. The focal point amongst these gardens is an interpretive shelter with a green roof. The columns were salvaged from trees on site and then carved with patterns that were inspired by indigenous art of the 5 different cultures.