‘Pianos in Bloom’ exhibit combines music, nature

The Pianos in Bloom exhibit is now open

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The new interactive exhibit, “Pianos in Bloom” in Henrico is calling all music lovers to come outside and jam out.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has three outdoor piano exhibits on display through May 19 throughout the garden for visitors to play and enjoy.

It’s all part of National Public Gardens Week.

“Pianos in the garden and I’ve played the piano all my life, and I said I have to go,” Laura Hull said.

Hull and her family drove from Charlottesville to experience the exhibit.

“I have to play ‘Come to My Garden’ from the musical 'The Secret Garden’ because its such a beautiful piece,” Hull said. “The music and flowers going together was too good. We just had to be a part of it.”

As the rhythm of music breaks down barriers, the garden hopes these keys are the key to making lasting memories for families.

“Music and the arts and creativity in general are just a way for people to come together and connect,” exhibitions manager Ellyn Parker said. “We all love music and artwork and being out in nature, and I think that it’s just a way for people to find something in common.”

Laura Hull from Charlottesville playing on the baby grand piano.

“I’ve really figured out that experiences make the memories. They’re highlights in your life,” Hull said.

If your musical skills aren’t up to par, the garden will have live performances from faculty and students from the GreenSpring International Academy of Music.

The performances times during the week are from 2 p.m to 5 p.m, and then Saturday from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

For ticket information, click here.

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