The theme of this year’s Smith College Bulb Show is The Evil Garden of Edward Gorey. There is more black and white in this show than usual, but the tongue-in-cheek tableaux next to various Gorey drawings, a dark but humorous look at the garden.
The photo above is a reference to a Gorey drawing Great Uncle Franz being strangled by a snake.
But I ask you – how evil could any garden be with all that fragrant pink? I’m sure the Gorey House is equally charming.
The exhibit is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm EXCEPT Friday, Saturday and Sunday when it is open until 8 pm. A donation of $5 is suggested.
While there don’t forget to look at the new Permanent Exhibit – Plant Life Through the Ages: A Mural of Plant Evolution painted by Richard Evans.