After 2 consecutive years exhibiting within the exquisite tropical grounds of the NBG, we had to give way to the new Visitors Centre construction project which started late in 2013. We hope to be back to this beautiful part of Florida in the not so distant future, so watch this space!
Thank you to everyone that came to visit us, even if you were just browsing or managed to purchase work from us, we really appreciated your patronage and response to the show. We made some wonderful friends in Naples and enjoyed the town immensely. We miss you all very much.
Video of artist in residence Patrick Sephani:
Just providing the opportunity for people to see the quality of sculpture that is being produced in Zimbabwe will be a surprise to most people. But even more important will be the way that the sculptures enhance the experience of visiting the garden.
Patrons toured the gardens as two Zimbabwean sculptors were on hand creating from raw materials. ZimSculpt, a traveling exhibit, features several dozen pieces of the finest in Zimbabwean rock sculpture worldwide.
ZimSculpt has brought the creations of Zimbabwean sculptors to major exhibitions in botanical gardens worldwide, where they have been accorded critical acclaim. The exhibit features more than 100 stone carvings arranged throughout the Garden.
For centuries, botanical gardens around the world have featured sculpture throughout their grounds… Now, the (Naples Botanical) Garden is capitalizing on its “Gardens of Latitude” tagline to present more than 200 stone sculptures from Zimbabwe, which rests in the same 26 degrees north and 26 degrees south band around the equator that is the Garden’s focus.
Brian Holley, Executive Director at the Garden, says “I think just providing the opportunity for people to see the quality of sculpture that is being produced in Zimbabwe will be a surprise to most people,” he says. “But even more important will be the way that the sculptures enhance the experience of visiting the garden.”