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ATLANTA - Combine 18,000 plants, an amazing Mona Lisa-like sculpture, drop in a serene backdrop and that's what visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden will experience while checking out one of the feature pieces in the attraction's latest offering, Imaginary Worlds.
Imaginary Worlds features 28 living plant sculptures including sculptures of the Earth Goddess along with frogs, fish, gorillas, a unicorn and more. The sculptures offer a unique look into the blending of the worlds or art and horticulture.
"The thing is that they're living works of art," Mary Pat Matheson from the Atlanta Botanical Garden told wsbtv.com's Nelson Hicks. "So, our horticulture staff has to keep them alive, looking great."
Back are the 19 sculptures from last year's Plants Larger Than Life. But this year, most of those 19 have been moved to new spots and each offer a new look thanks to new flowers populating them.
There are 9 new structures, too. In total, nearly 200,000 plants fill these 28 pieces.
And the works of Imaginary Worlds are just the start. Admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden still includes a look at hundreds of thousands of flowers and plants and there's four massive creations on the Great Lawn called the Four Seasons that visitors can't miss.
This year, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is the only spot in the world people can enjoy Imaginary Worlds, and it wouldn't be possible without the help of sponsors.
"We couldn't do it without our partners and sponsors who make this happen financially and it's a gift to the garden, it's a gift to the city," Matheson said. "So, we'd want to thank AT&T U-verse for their generosity. It's great to have them as a partner this year."
The exhibit runs through October.
This story is sponsored by AT&T U-Verse.