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The Garden produces, hosts and curates exhibitions that explore the intersections of art and nature - celebrating and revealing connections in our larger community and environment.

All exhibitions are free with general admission and may be viewed during our current opening hours. Check out our events page for any exhibition-related programs that we may be holding, from receptions, artist talks, festivals and more.

(Re)place: A site-specific sculptural installation by Brandon Lomax

Nov 13, 2021


Jun 1, 2022

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(Re)place is a collaboration between artist Brandon Lomax and the California Botanic Garden’s past, present and future. Sculptural works will be shown at various stages of completion from fully-fired clay works that are as durable as stone as well as unfired works that are more vulnerable to the weather and elements of the Botanic Gardens. With guidance from the garden’s horticultural specialists, Lomax embedded some works with native plant species. Throughout the duration of the exhibit, unfired clay works will disintegrate and rejoin the soil, their once solid forms replaced by new plant species.

(Re)place is sponsored by:
Linda and Paul Des Marais
Randall and Janell Lewis

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Experience Clayfornia with kids through our fun scavenger hunt! Solve the riddles to find the sculptures scattered throughout the Garden. Grab a clue sheet at the Admissions Kiosk (limited copies will be available) or download and print out a copy below to take with you when you visit!