The Fountain Garden is intended to mark the entrance to the show, as a small snapshot of Burle Marx’s work. It is meant to display various important design elements throughout the garden. Large character palms invite the visitor in and direct views toward the main features, while also representing the diversity that has largely characterized […] … Read More

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NYBG Burle Marx Exhibition

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The Fountain Garden is intended to mark the entrance to the show, as a small snapshot of Burle Marx’s work. It is meant to display various important design elements throughout the garden. Large character palms invite the visitor in and direct views toward the main features, while also representing the diversity that has largely characterized […] … Read More

The Fountain Garden is intended to mark the entrance to the show, as a small snapshot of Burle Marx’s work. It is meant to display various important design elements throughout the garden. Large character palms invite the visitor in and direct views toward the main features, while also representing the diversity that has largely characterized Roberto Burle Marx’s gardens. An animated paving design beckons the visitor down a meandering path through a succession of garden moments that tell stories about Roberto Burle Marx and his design legacy. Swaths of colorful groundcovers act as focal points before the big reveal: an interpretation of Roberto Burle Marx’s mural on Banco Safra, in Sao Paulo, turned into a unique water feature. The sound of water fills the main space, acting as a soundtrack to the garden’s centerpiece. Visitors are able to congregate for events or enjoy tranquil views in one of the many pockets in and around the garden.

  • Year of Completion

    2019

  • Location

    Bronx, New York

  • Photography

    Barrett Doherty

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