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Take a walk through a floating flower garden
Featured on Mother Nature Network, Apr 6, 2015
Take a walk through a floating flower gardenMother Nature Network
In “Floating Flower Garden,” 2,300 living flowers are suspended from the ceiling and they rise and fall around visitors as they move throughout the garden.
In addition to the beautiful visual experience, the artists say the flowers scents’ change throughout the day.
“Each flower has a partner insect and the scent of the flowers becomes stronger at the time that the insect is most active, as a result the scent of the air in the garden space changes according to the time of day, morning, noon, and evening,” according to the project’s website.
The Japanese artists behind “Floating Flower Garden” were inspired by gardens where Zen Buddhist priests would gather for training, and they hope the moving flowers will give people the opportunity to view nature in a more personal way.
“A person will become integrated with a flower when they look at a flower and the flower looks at them. Possibly at this time the person will truly see the flower for the first time.”
The garden is currently on display at Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.