A Garden of Wonders: Stone Sculptures of Zimbabwe

ZimSculpt at Toledo Botanical Garden

With the largest outdoor collection of public art in the region, Toledo Botanical Garden is the ideal setting for art in the context of nature. A Garden of Wonders: Stone Sculptures of Zimbabwe has joined the many works of art already on display throughout The Garden’s Elmer Drive campus this fall.

September 1 through October 29, 2017

Toledo Botanical Garden
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily

ZimSculpt presents “A Garden of Wonders” Stone Sculptures of Zimbabwe featuring more than 100 stone sculptures displayed throughout the Toledo Botanical Garden’s 66-acre Elmer Drive campus, from September 1 through October 29, 2017. Hours for the exhibition are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

Groups or individuals wishing to schedule special events during this two-month period, please call Carol at 419-536-2039.

The exhibition is created by ZimSculpt, a Harare, Zimbabwe-based organization that showcases the creative and cultural work of local sculptors in exclusive exhibitions around the world.

Large works are located throughout the collections on the Elmer Drive campus. A detailed map is available to guide visitors on a walking tour through the exhibition.

The Toledo exhibition features several Zimbabwean artists who are working and demonstrating their art in residence. The sculptors represent a multi-generational talent for capturing the country’s cultural legacy and contemporary environment. Works produced by these artists will go into this and other exhibitions.

The Toledo exhibition also features a Marketplace of almost 300 works for sale (ranging from hand-held to table-top pieces) in an outdoor, covered setting. All of the displayed works in the marketplace, and the work of our artists-in-residence are for sale, so the exhibition is continuously changing. The Marketplace is located next to the Peter Navarre cabin.  The two-month exhibition is filled with partnerships, programs, and celebrations.

A portion of the sculpture sales goes to Toledo GROWs, the community garden outreach that supports nearly 130 community gardens in the Toledo area.