Grandiflora: Gamrath Glass at the Garden
Daily, May 24 – Sept. 29; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets available at the door!
Grandiflora at Night
Thursday – Sunday, May 30* – Sept. 29; 6 – 10 p.m.
Tickets available at DSBG.org & the door!
The Garden closes at 5 p.m. daily and reopens Thursday through Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. *The Garden will be closed the evening of June 16 for a private event.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is thrilled to celebrate its 20th anniversary with the announcement of an awe-inspiring, larger-than-life botanical glass exhibit, Grandiflora: Gamrath Glass at the Garden. Guests will be mesmerized this summer by dozens of vibrant sculptures by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath including towering 10-foot orchids, vivid pitcher plants, energetic Venus flytraps and more. The garden’s annual beds will feature big, bold, beautiful plants with large flowers and leaves to complement Gamrath’s sculptures.
The immensity of Gramrath’s botanical works captivates audiences and calls attention to the beauty of normally tiny details within the natural world. By day visitors are welcome to explore the Garden and glass sculpture throughout, while at night the sculptures will be illuminated and visitors can listen to live music while relaxing with a beverage in the Beer Garden.
A Seattle area native, Gramrath began studying glass sculpting at the young age of 15 and has worked and trained with many renowned artists including Preston Singletary, Karen Willenbrink, Richard Royal, Ross Richmond and Sally Prasch. His work is collected internationally and the pieces on display at the Garden will also be available for purchase.
The Garden is grateful for the following supporters who helped make this exhibit possible: May & Carroll Barger, Mr. & Mrs. James J. Bissell, Anne & Tom Efird, Gaston Community Foundation, Pam & Andy Warlick and Pat & Bill Williamson.