- March 4 - June 30, 2022 at the Huntsville Botanical Garden
Starting March 4, families will feel like they’re stepping into a fairy tale when visiting the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Bringing nature and art together, the Garden’s newest installation will feature massive sculptures made entirely of sapling branches carefully weaved together. Stickwork will transport kids (and adults) into a world of imagination where they can play and find inspiration in nature.
Sue Wagner, the chief executive officer at the Garden said Stickwork will be the perfect way for families to explore their connection to nature.
“Stickwork inspires a sense of delight, wonder, and curiosity, inviting guests to explore their role in the natural environment. Patrick Dougherty’s art is renowned for its beauty and connection to nature, and we are delighted to host one of his pieces here at the Huntsville Botanical Garden,” Wagner said.
Renowned artist, Patrick Dougherty will be designing the magical structures and teaming up with community volunteers to bring them to life. Melding his love for nature and his skills in carpentry and sculpture, Dougherty has built over 300 Stickwork installations around the world and is the recipient of numerous awards for his work.
In addition to exploring the human connection with nature, Dougherty says he enjoys the special connections with each new place he visits.
“As a sculptor building site-specific work, I am always eager to work in a new place,” said Dougherty. “In February, partnering with a new organization, working with new volunteers, and learning about a community new to me was a great pleasure.”
For more details and updates, please visit the Huntsville Botanical Garden website.
When: March 4 – June 30, 2022
Where: Huntsville Botanical Garden
Cost: Included in General Admission; Free for Members
Child 2 and Under: Free
Child (3-15): $12
Senior (55+): $15
Museums for All: $3
Monday – Saturday open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday open from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Lauren Lee is a longtime dog mom transitioning to life as a rookie human mom. She is married to her college sweetheart, Josh, and they welcomed their son, Oliver, to the world in June. Lauren is a Jacksonville State University alumni and has been a published writer since she was sixteen. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, writing, knitting and hiking with her two dogs.