Wall of flowers softens museum's stony facade

Last updated 10:37 14/02/2013
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Workers put the finishing touches on Kaitiaki "The Keeper" at the Canterbury Museum.

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A living sculpture has brightened Canterbury Museum's stony facade.

Kaitiaki "The Keeper" is a feature installation at this year's Festival of Flowers in the Botanic Gardens from February 16 to March 3.

The five-metre-high floral display, designed by landscape architect Craig Pocock and Christchurch artist Darryn George, of Nga Puhi, will be lit at night by lighting within the walls.

Festival co-ordinator Lisa Mills said preparations were going well for the event's second year in the Botanic Gardens.

Festival highlights would include 10 floral bungalows marking the Botanic Gardens' 150th anniversary with displays from different eras, as well as a family picnic day on Sunday.

Organisers are hoping for a strong turnout.

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- The Press

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