Flowers from the Dalai Lama’s Garden

Dalai Lama’s Garden

My friend Kate just sent me a link to this inspiring Minnesota Public Radio slideshow and article on Botanical Paintings of the Dalai Lama’s Garden that are on exhibit at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The artist studied at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art and now lives in India where she paints flowers on location in gardens and in the wild, in part to educate about the declining habitat and over-harvest of important medical and indigenous plants.

While some of the works are traditional botanical illustrations, the artist’s new style is to depict the plant along with notes and detail views of the seeds and flower. This makes for interesting compositions.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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One Response to Flowers from the Dalai Lama’s Garden

  1. kio says:

    Wow, I didnt know that the Dalai Lama grew that much plants and flowers.

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