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  • Março, 18. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 3 min

    New Orchid Greenhouse at Inhotim

    New Orchid Greenhouse at Inhotim

    Next Saturday, March 22, Inhotim Botanical Garden opens another thematic space. The new Vanda Orchid Greenhouse will gather about 350 orchids from the Vanda group, originating from Southeast Asia and Australia, and it will be the only greenhouse of the kind open to the public in Brazil. The event will be the ideal opportunity to see about 50% of these plants flowering at the same time.

    The creation of an area dedicated to these rare orchids is part of a conservation project carried out by the Institute and intended to collaborate with the maintenance of these vulnerable species. Those visiting the Vanda Orchid Greenhouse on its opening day will have the chance to talk with orchid specialist Delfina de Araújo and discover interesting facts about these plants. The Blog do Inhotim chatted with the scholar, who gave some tips on how to cultivate this species. Check it out!

    – The flowering of the Vandaceous lasts 40 days on average. A good tip to extend this period is to keep the plant away from lamps. The heat they emit causes flowers to dry and wither;

    – Sun and excessive heat are also harmful because they lead to plant water loss. So keep the flowers in a cool place;

    – The vandaceous should be watered every day, always in the morning. Use preferably a spray bottle and water them until the roots turn green and lose the pearlescent appearance;

    – After the loss of flowers, water the plant daily and apply specific fertilizers for this species. They should be kept in a bright place, but away from direct sunlight.

    Click here to learn more about the new Vanda Orchid Greenhouse.

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    Março, 07. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 2 min

    Garden of Stones

    Garden of Stones

    Amid the lush gardens of Inhotim, a novelty has drawn attention of visitors. The Garden of Stones, near the Educational Plant Nursery, was inspired by the desert landscapes of Mexico and gathers plants that are rich in beauty, despite the limited availability of water.

    There is an explanation for the idea of ??creating such a different garden. Inhotim’s agronomist Livia Lana  explains, “We already had several species, some even rare. Then, we create a special environment where it is possible to understand the context in which they live”.

    Foto: Rossana Magri

    Picture: Rossana Magri

    The specimens that comprise the Garden of Stones come from deserts as well as from arid regions in Brazil, and include Cactaceae, Crassulaceae and Euphorbiaceae. Despite their complicated names, these plants are widely used in landscaping and their maintenance is relatively simple. The hard part of the job was to transform the local soil to receive the seedlings, which was done by using mainly sand and stones.

    On your next visit, make sure to visit this exotic garden. Click here to learn more about the botanical richness of Inhotim.

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    Fevereiro, 28. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 5 min

    Be Ready!

    Be Ready!

    Are you planning your visit to Inhotim? Check out everything you need to take to the park, as well as what you need to wear, to make the most of this experience.

    Wear comfortable clothes

    Currently, Inhotim has 110 acres open for visitation. Just to give you idea, this corresponds to more than 100 soccer fields! Therefore, choosing light and appropriate clothing is crucial to walk around artworks and galleries. As for footwear, prefer closed shoes, like sneakers, since there are paths with ups and downs, cobbled streets and passages within the forest.

    Photos: Rossana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Photos: Rossana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Organize your bag

    Write this down: a camera is essential. The art-garden duo, together with a landscape that mixes Atlantic Forest and Cerrado (Brazilian Savannah), is unique and yields incredible images. Photos are not allowed inside the galleries, but outdoors, the sky is the limit for creativity! Those who use their cellphones to shoot and access the Instagram app can even use the hashtag #inhotim to post. Make sure you don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a jacket, as in autumn and winter the days begin with the region’s typical cold mist.

    Photos: Rossana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Photos: Rossana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Check the weather forecast

    If the day is hot, a cap or a hat will protect you from the sun. Tip: To stay hydrated, carry a bottle of water on hand. Even though it is not allowed to bring food and drinks into Inhotim, you can fill up your water bottle in one of the water fountains located at strategic points around the park, such as at the reception, the exit from Galeria Adriana Varejão or the entrance of the letters garden by Marilá Dardot. If the forecast is for rain, take an umbrella or raincoat along.

    Photos: Rossana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Photos: Rossana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Be ready to learn

    O Inhotim is a place of art, botanic, architecture, but especially a place of transformation. Besides the fact that the collection and the physical spaces are constantly expanding, visiting the park is an emotional and sensitive experience capable of awakening new ways to look at the world. Because of that, having pencil and paper to write down your feelings on the way can help you organize this turmoil so you can reflect on the whole tour.

    Photos: Rosana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Photos: Rosana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    After all these tips, prepare body, soul and a backpack to delve into Inhotim. If you still forget something, don’t worry. The design shop at the reception area offers from rain capes to art books that will rid you of any trouble! Learn more here.

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