January 15 – April 24, 2016
This winter, Harry P. Leu Gardens is being invaded by an unforgettable collection of sculptures created by artist David Rogers. These are not your average garden gnomes. The gargantuan scale bugs are created using all-natural materials such as trees, saplings and branches. The effect is a role reversal of dimension and perception. Bring your family to Leu Gardens from January 15- April 24 to experience the invasion first hand!
A free, self-guided Insect Hunt Adventure Guide will be available at Garden House throughout the exhibition’s run, giving clues for insect investigators of all ages to follow as they discover the Big Bugs hiding throughout the gardens. Big Bugs is included in the daytime garden admission.
Our thanks to presenting partner, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
Other sponsors include: Orlando District 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan, Orlando District 3 Commissioner Robert Stuart, the Friends of Leu Gardens, Sam Flax Orlando, Massey Services, Orlando Endodontic Specialists and Bright House Networks.
To celebrate the arrival of our new super-sized friends, join us for Bug-A-Palooza on January 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the Gardens. This event is free with admission and will include bug-themed games, crafts, beneficial bug releases, and an insect petting zoo.
Interested in bringing a school group or tour? This Big Bugs School Flyer will provide all the needed details.