NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- During her lifetime, Emily Dickinson was better known as a gardener than as a poet. Plants and flowers significantly influenced her poetry and other writings, most of which were not published until after her death. The spring exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden, Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers, co-presented with the Poetry Society of America, is the most comprehensive and multifaceted exhibition about Dickinson's life, gardens, and poetry ever mounted in the United States.
A flower show in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will feature a re-creation of Dickinson's own mid-19th-century New England flower garden. On display will be Dickinson's favorite plants and flowers, including daisies, daylilies, tulips, roses, lilies, jasmine, and many others, giving witness to how she may have felt in the surroundings that inspired so much of her poetry.
An exhibition of more than 50 fascinating objects—books, manuscripts, watercolors, and photographs telling the story of Emily Dickinson's life—will be featured in the Gallery of the Mertz Library.
Emily Dickinson's Poetry Walk, with over 30 poetry boards and audio messages featuring Dickinson's poems and the plants and flowers that inspired her to write them, will take visitors through some of the Botanical Garden's collections at the peak of the spring flowering season.
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The National Endowment for the Humanities:
Because democracy demands wisdom.
The Kurt Berliner Foundation
New York Council for the Humanities
This exhibition is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Public programs during Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers are supported in part by
The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with
the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of
the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Audio Tour is sponsored by Bloomberg
Exhibitions in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory are made possible by the Estate of Enid A. Haupt.
Exhibitions in the Mertz Library are made possible by the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust.
Spring Season sponsored by MetLife Foundation
SOURCE The New York Botanical Garden