Patrick Dougherty’s Stick House at the US Botanic Garden is OPEN for Fun
On the USBG website it’s described as 40 ft X 25 ft and 14 ft high, made of “locally harvested Norway maple, cherry, and elm, plus purchased willow from Fredonia, NY.”
Then on this page we learn that the “locally harvested” plants are “saplings of invasive plants from area locations – Norway maple from the American Horticultural Society’s River Farm and Siberian elm and hybrids of non-native cherry from the U.S. National Arboretum.”
Dougherty commented that:
Oh, it’s a “zany three-dimensional object that viewers could explore” all right, something I hope this short video conveys.
Above, a cool time-lapse from the social-media-savvy folks at the USBG shows how the stick house was built.
I love it up-close.
This piece of Dougherty’s is SO cool and SO much fun, it’s sure to be a win for the USBG, and for visitors of all ages.
Patrick Dougherty’s Stick House at the US Botanic Garden is OPEN for Fun originally appeared on GardenRant on November 8, 2019.Via Gardening http://www.rssmix.com/
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November 09, 2019 at 01:34AM