When artist and author Deborah Paris began making daily visits to Lennox Woods, a pristine old-growth forest in northeast Texas, she noticed something changed in her relationship with the land.
“I formed a connection with the place,” says Paris. “I began to feel like I was a part of the place—I wasn’t just looking at it anymore. The landscape became part of me.”
As FWBG | BRIT begins its ¡Celebramos! events, you might notice one flower taking center stage: marigolds. These brightly colored yellow or orange blooms are closely associated with Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebrations in Mexico, Texas and throughout the world on November 1 and 2.
The Mexican or Aztec marigold has been used for centuries in Mexico to represent the fragility of life. Known in the Nahuatl language spoken by the Aztecs as cempasuchil, the flowers are native to Central Mexico and have been cultivated since ancient times.
¡Celebramos! is underway, and our campus is filled with swirls of color from ballet folklórico dancers and the trumpeting of mariachi bands. Bring your family and share your traditions with the community or learn more about Hispanic culture through art, music, food, dance and flowers.
The cool days of October have finally arrived, ushering in one of the best times of the year to visit the Garden.
Seeking calm and beauty? We invite you to unplug and unwind with a peaceful walk through the Rose Garden or ;a moment of contemplation in the Japanese Garden. The Garden’s 110 acres provide plenty of room to withdraw from the world for a while and take a deep breath in nature.