On your next visit to the Wilson Botanical Garden, you will see a new structure on the hillside between the dining hall, the library and the reception building. Sheltered from the rain and sun under a high roof are eight large aluminum panels making up a new Visitor Information Area. The panels are the work of artist Deirdre Hyde who’s extraordinary career of science and nature interpretation has enlivened museums, national parks, art galleries and even places such as the Vatican over the past 30 years. Over several months, Deirdre worked with staff at Las Cruces to create a rich exhibit that takes the viewer through the history of our region, the adventures of early settlers, and the science that explains how our actions are changing this part of the world. Original art blends with traditional indigenous patterns and themes to create a sense of continuity and carry a strong message of conservation and stewardship of our tropical environment. On your next visit, take a few minutes to check out this gorgeous new addition to the garden!
Rebecca Cole, Director of Las Cruces Research Station
Original paintings and giclée prints of them are available from Wilson Botanical Garden. Please contact:
Emilce Ramírez Arias
Gerente de Operaciones
Asociación Organización para Estudios Tropicales, inc.
(506) 2773 4004 ext 3200 / Fax (506) 2773 4109