Pictured: Spring

Ever feel as if somebody’s watching you? When you visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden now through October, you might get that prickly feeling as you pass near a new art installation on the Great Lawn — The Four Seasons by artist, screenwriter and filmmaker Philip Haas (more HERE or call 404.876.5859).

From a distance, the 15-foot-tall sculptures loom over the grounds like the heads and shoulders of giants rising from the Earth. Up close, each appears to be built with gargantuan flowers and vegetables representing one of the four seasons. Don’t break off a piece for a quick snack, though. These giants are made entirely of fiberglass.

The scene isn’t all ersatz vegetation. A temporary garden bursting with flowers surrounds the four sculptures. They’re lighted for night viewing during the Garden’s regular Thursday event, Cocktails in the Garden.

WHERE: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through Oct. 31 (until 10 p.m. Thursdays).

HOW MUCH: Iincluded in regular Garden admission: $18.95 adults; $12.95 ages 3-12; under age 3 and Garden members free.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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