In the lobby of the Nevin Welcome Center, works of art and plant-focused displays change throughout the year.


"Glaciers" by Gary Braasch

 Powerful images of glaciers by photojournalist Gary Braasch are on display through October. Mr. Braasch has traveled from the polar regions to the Himalayas and the Great Barrier Reef following scientists at work and witnessing the effects of global warming. His work, which has appeared in Time, Life, and National Geographic, presents the human connection, making the science relevant to our lives.



Peppers Around the World

To promote the ways you can explore the world of peppers at Plantations, we created the exhibit “Peppers Around the World.” This exhibit traces how cultivated peppers traveled from Central and South America to quickly make their way around the globe. A delectable display of pepper-based salsas, curries and pastes highlight how peppers are key ingredients of signature dishes worldwide. In addition to the exhibit, we planted dozens of varieties of peppers to explore in the vegetable garden and planned a line-up of pepper festivities including a cooking demonstration, lecture, tour and tasting and a family pepper party!