The New York Botanical Garden, in the Fordham area of the Bronx, is the most beautiful garden I have ever visited. It’s 250 acres of formal gardens, glasshouses and virgin forest. They have a fascinating exhibit on view for Summer 2015. They have put together plants and flowers that famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo had surrounding her home, Casa Azul, in Coyoacan, Mexico City.

The glasshouse overflowed with lush blooming flowers and some of the strangest plants I’ve ever seen. Photographs were everywhere. I loved the textures, shapes, colors, and the play of light. I took a lot of flower portraits, as well as the re-creation of Kahlo’s house and worktable.





All photographs ©Phil Cantor 2015