Chihuly has often said, “I want my work to appear as though it came from nature so if someone found it… they might think it belonged there.” Chihuly takes his work beyond traditional indoor gallery presentations creating elaborate installations that flow on floors, walls, ceilings and the outdoors. The installations take on new life when juxtaposed with the natural environment.

Anchored by four monumental sculptures, the exhibition Garden provides an opportunity for discovery and surprise. A rich backdrop for the art, it features paths lined with trees, plants and flowers. Crimson camellias, scarlet daylilies, dogwoods, hardy fuchsias and handkerchief trees provide the setting for the Crystal and Icicle Towers and an installation of Reeds on Logs. At the center of this lush landscape, on a bed of black mondo grass, is the Sun, an explosion of yellow and orange.

Interested in what plants are featured in the Garden? Download the map to learn the name of each plant and where they grow.

Enjoy a 60 minute guided tour through the Exhibition’s garden with landscape architect, Richard Hartlage. Hartlage will discuss how the gardens were designed to complement and integrate Chihuly’s glass sculptures within dynamic plant combinations. 

  • August 21: 6pm-7pm 
Hartlage is a garden designer, lecturer, writer, and photographer. A native of Kentucky, he has worked at notable private and public gardens, including Chatwood in North Carolina and the Willowwood and Frelinghuysen Arboretums in New Jersey. He is currently the Principal, CEO of Landmorphology, a landscape design firm located in Seattle, Washington. 
Tours are complimentary with a purchase of a ticket to Chihuly Garden and Glass. Space is limited and all tour attendees must sign up. To register for a tour, please contact Caitlin Steele, | 206.753.4984