We are excited to announce Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s latest art exhibition on display in the Welcome Center: Forever Spring by Gary Bukovnik! Stop in to see monumental watercolor pieces and vibrant compositions with stunning views of the Garden’s woodlands. Forever Spring is the second exhibition this year at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and Gary Bukovnik’s first exhibition in Pittsburgh since 2006.

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For years, Gary was discouraged from following this path, but through perseverance and a little support from friends and family, he has revealed the true source of life in art: the kindness of others. Forever Spring is a representation of the wonder of the flower and artistic expression.

Installation of the Gary Bukovnik paintings in the VisitorÕs Center of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden maintains a dedication to showcasing the natural beauty of plants and highlighting their important role in the environment. You can see this transformation when you explore the pathways of the Asian Woodlands and the beautiful Lotus Pond which has reclaimed land from acid mine drainage. For tree enthusiasts, look for the Tree Times information sheets along each pathway!

Installation of the Gary Bukovnik paintings in the VisitorÕs Center of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

All that exploring is sure to make you hungry. Visit the Welcome Center before you leave and try fresh, local dishes, Redstart Roasters coffee, or some baked goods from Mediterra Bakery at Canopy Café. Take home a piece of the Garden from Forage & Finds, a boutique shop offering local honey, artisan goods, puzzles, apparel, garden toolkits, and more.

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Pittsburgh Botanic Garden also has interactive education programs, like Botany Walk & Talks and the Adult Lecture Series which give guests the opportunity to tour the Garden and learn more about specific aspects of the native ecosystem and garden design.

To visit the Garden, purchase tickets online or call 412-444-4464. Remember to use the hashtag #PittsburghBotanicGarden for a chance to be featured on the website! And don’t forget to check out more of Gary’s work in both the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University. We’ll see you there!

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