In order to exit the US Botanic Garden you had to walk through almost the entire conservatory, spread around which were more displays from the Season’s Greenings “Roadside Attractions” exhibit.
Spoonbridge and Cherry is an art piece featured in the Walker Art Center’s Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The giant spoon weighs 5,800 pounds and the cherry weighs 1,200 pounds. The sculpture is 29 feet long and 51 feet tall. The cherry stem is a fountain, spraying water from the top of the stem into the spoon and the pond below. During the winter, the snow-covered spoon and cherry are reminiscent of a bite of an ice cream sundae. Artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen are known for their larger-than-life renditions of everyday objects.
Building materials: hollow log, gourds, horse chestnut bark, monkey cup pods
Frigid weather, posted earlier.