The Flowers of Hypnosis – Verbally Described tour @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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The Flowers of Hypnosis – Verbally Described tour @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Flowers of Hypnosis  

Verbal Description Tour of Gold Rose and Fragrance Garden  

 September 8, 2023 |11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 

 This program is specially designed for visitors who are blind or partially sighted.   

 Meet French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel at the Fragrance Garden, where he has installed Gold Rose, one of a new series of six large sculptures at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. His passion for gardens inspired him to create new works—in gold leaf and stainless steel—for three iconic outdoor spaces.  

  •  Meet the artist, who will discuss the Gold Rose sculpture, his background, and his inspirations. 
  • Hear from representatives of exhibit sponsor DIOR and learn about their company’s investment in the flower fields of France. Plus, try DIOR’s new scent diffusers.  
  • Tour with our Garden Guides, who are trained to verbally describe the history, structure, and horticultural display of the Fragrance Garden and engage visitors with plant materials to touch and smell. 

 The tour is free, but space is limited, so registration is required. Contact Joanne D’Auria at 


Jean-Michel Othoniel: The Flowers of Hypnosis is sponsored by DIOR as part of its Cultural Gardens initiative. 


Joanne D’Auria
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Audience (by age)
Adults (Ages 18 and up)
Special Instructions
tour is free but register with Joanne D'Auria
Program Image Caption
"Gold Rose"
Program Image Description
Art installation at Brooklyn Botanic Garden


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990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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