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Garden Tour honors the life of artist Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo garden tour
Posted at 5:40 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 05:40:58-04

SOUTH HAVEN — A unique, interactive garden walk is happening now in South Haven, as it honors the iconic Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.

Kahlo, who happened to spend time in Michigan, was known for her self-portraits and works inspired by nature.

The Frida Kahlo Garden Walk is going on now through August 11. It honors Kahlo's life and Mexican horticulture at her home in Mexico City. Look for distinctive, blue pots displayed in the gardens.

You can walk, bike, or drive around town, admiring gardens filled with sunflowers, calla lilies, and succulents, just some of her favorite flowers.

The event is meant to engage the community, from enjoying the interactive displays to inspiring participants to create and share their own Frida Kahlo-inspired garden.

"Send us a photo and we will add it to an online gallery," explained Kerry Hagy, executive director of the South Haven Center for the Arts.

"If you look around town and you see the gardens, and you look online and you see the plant list and the presentation, you can make your own garden and we would love to share it."