Cascades of blossoming nasturtium vines make their brief but dramatic appearance above the Courtyard, celebrating the arrival of spring at the Gardner Museum. The annual Hanging Nasturtiums display continues as an annual tradition started by Isabella Stewart Gardner during the week before Easter, marking the valiant return of color to the Fenway.
Nasturtium vines (Tropaeolum majus) are planted in late summer and cultivated in the Gardner Museum's greenhouses throughout the winter to prepare them for their spectacular spring debut. The vines require continuous care in the greenhouse to ensure dramatic length - up to twenty feet - and require up to ten workers to install in the museum. The result is a stunning display that cannot be found anywhere else!1.5 inches