signature piece of artwork for White River Gardens is "Midwestern
spectacular circular mural located in the Bud Schaefer Rotunda main
entrance. Executed by Miami-based muralist Andrew Reid, this 360-degree
depiction of gardening themes is one of the most impressive and important
pieces of public art in the state. At nearly 160 feet long and 16 feet high,
the main portion of this two-part mural offers visitors a truly dynamic
first impression of the Gardens. Extremely colorful and extraordinary in
impact, the mural shows a seamless transition of gardening activities and
plants from winter through spring, summer, fall and back again. Above this
section is an additional mural element that is 100 feet long and 10 feet
high and depicts a wisteria vine dripping with flowers of the season.
Special thanks to Bob and Cheryl Sparks for their generosity in funding this
stunning piece of public art.
The Schaefer Rotunda is also
the site of various art exhibits throughout the year. It is open to
the public free of charge (parking not included).