Garden Style: Art for All

Broadcasting the Week of January 07, 2013

P. Allen Smith takes you through some of the great ways art is incorporated into Garden Style. From sculptures in the garden, to a fun themed museum, you're sure to enjoy all the beauty that's in store for this episode. Allen will show you how colors, textures and imagination can be found on your table as well!

Featured in this Episode

Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago is one of the largest in the U.S. The Monet Garden is one of their outdoor displays. Horticulturist Steven Meyer explains how they used plants suited for the Chicago climate to reflect the look of the French painter’s garden.

South Main Street in Little Rock, Arkansas is where you’ll find The Bernice Garden , a sculpture garden where the neighborhood hosts events to foster community interaction. Events Coordinator Liz Sanders tell us about the space.

Greener Living Sustainable Solutions provided the glass mulch used in the paths at The Bernice Garden.

There really is an art to plating food. Three chefs give us some tips for transforming your dinner into a work of art.

  • Chef Sean Farrell, Firebox Restaurant - Keep it simple and use a large plate for negative space.
  • Chef Capi Peck, Trio’s Restaurant - Use edible flowers, herb oils, and syrups for different textures.
  • Chef Scott Walton, Markethouse Restaurant – Build up height and use color.

Executive Director Barbara McNab takes us on a tour of the AKC Museum of the Dog in St. Louis, MO. It’s the world’s only museum devoted to man’s best friend. When you visit be sure to bring your dog with you because the AKC Museum is Fido friendly.

Art abounds both inside and out at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Deputy Director Rod Bigelow describes how the architecture of the building is a work of art in itself.


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