So what’s better than a walk through the VanDusen Botanical Gardens on a warm summer day… a walk through the gardens and a chance to see the featured wood sculptures of some of the most recognized designers in BC. Last weekend, I had a chance to visit the gardens for the Touch Wood exhibition. What a great experience.
The large sculptures and installations are sited within the Garden itself, allowing visitors to enjoy the pieces surrounded by the beauty of the natural settings. Curated by Celia Duthie and Nicholas Hunt of the Duthie Gallery on Salt Spring Island, Touch Wood features more than two dozen wood sculptures and installations by 10 prominent BC artists, including Brent Comber, Michael Dennis, Jud Beaumont and Martha Sturdy. The show opened June 20 and runs through the end of September.
All the pieces are for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to support VanDusen Botanical Garden’s activities and programs. So, take some time out this summer, take a walk in the gardens, support a good cause, touch the wood, and smell the flowers.