One show-stopping installation was up only in the first three days of the show.
Jeff Leatham’s “Habitat” had columns of purple and orange snaking up the Olmsted Pavilion. Inside swayed strands of orchids.
The stunning piece was inspired by being cooped-up at home, says Leatham, who has an office at the Four Seasons (the hotel, not the landscaper).
“I just really wanted to create something in the idea of the overgrown beauty of nature kind of taking over the sculpture itself,” he says at the show’s opening day.
The Leatham team used hand-painted plumosa ferns and baby’s breath to create the floral sculpture. The Velvet Janet Phaleanopsis orchids are named after Leatham’s mother.
“We wanted to bring smiles and happiness to people so that when people walk through this space they remember how beautiful nature is,” he says.