In today's NY Times, we learn that public gardens are canceling their flower shows, part of their big shift in emphasis.
Forced to rethink and rebrand, gardens are appealing to visitors’
interests in nature, sustainability, cooking, health, family and the
arts. Some are emphasizing their social role, erecting model green
buildings, promoting wellness and staying open at night so people can
mingle over cocktails.
Sounds good to me (I think).
Photo from the edibles display at the Chicago Botanic Garden.