Imaginative Gardens: DIY Greenhouse
Did you know that plants have long held a fascination for artists and architects? For instance, artists have created botanical illustrations used for both pleasure and scientific study. One of the most famous and accomplished illustrators was Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717).
A special type of architecture called landscape architecture incorporates plants when designing parks, playgrounds and outdoor public spaces. We are lucky to feature the design work of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, one of Canada’s most well-known landscape architects, at the AGA. The exhibition, Genius Loci, includes drawings and blueprints of some of her most famous and innovative spaces.
In this DIY Greenhouse activity, you will dream, design and plant your own summer garden. Start your seeds early with a DIY greenhouse before planting your seedlings outside. Observe as your garden grows throughout the season and draw endless inspiration from the changing landscape.