An exhibit in New York City has meticulously re-created the flower-filled personal garden of Claude Monet. Visitors to the installation at the Bronx Botanical Garden essentially walk through a Monet canvas as they cross a bridge curving over water lilies and pass through natural bouquets of roses, carnations, delphiniums, and irises—staples of Monet's famous garden in Giverny, France, and his impressionist artworks, reports the AFP.
The garden also features a reproduction of the exterior of Monet's house with its familiar green shutters and a library that houses two of Monet's original paintings and a palette once used by the artist, still covered in streaks of his paint. "The gardens were a constant in his life," said the curator. "He tended to them lovingly and with plenty of money and with hired hands." The display, which opened in May and will close in October, has attracted more than 100,000 guests. (Read more Claude Monet stories.)