The U.S. Botanic Garden will exhibit Celebrating New American Gardens, January 31-October 15.The exhibition will feature American gardens created or renovated within the last five years. The gardens showcase new plant collections, create spaces for people to connect with nature, and foster sustainability.
Image below: Image below: waterfront gardens & building - aerial view by Kasey Maier.
The U.S. Botanic Garden will exhibit It's Hip to Be Square: The Mint Family, in the Conservatory’s South Lobby, January 31-November 23. There are over 230 genera and more than 7,000 species in the mint family, which includes Mentha (peppermint and spearmint) and Salvia (sage) species. The mint family even includes coleus, sage, and rosemary. The plant family contains many culinary herbs, and the members are usually aromatic, have square stems, and opposite leaves.
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens will exhibit Perfume & Seduction, February 16-June 9. The exhibition will feature the finest examples of perfume bottles, gold boxes, porcelain objects, and other eighteenth-century luxury items that were used in the bathing and dressing ritual known as la toilette. This special exhibition will present examples of objects from Hillwood's collection that represent the finest luxury objects used in this elaborate ritual. A selection of objects from private European collections will complement Marjorie Post’s collection. The exhibition will feature a display of Marjorie’s toilette table, dressing gown, lace, and other accessories, as well as images of her daughter Dina Merrill’s cosmetic line, which was featured in Vogue.