Savage Gardens: The Real and Imaginary World of Carnivorous Plants
is a rentable exhibition that was developed and designed by Conservatory staff. A multi-layered, multi-media exhibition, Savage Gardens
tells the story of carnivorous plants and their astounding ability to adapt to inhospitable habitats.
Combining science, botany, art, humor, and hands-on activity, Savage Gardens
reaches all ages with its rich components. Four monumental sculptures render viewers bug-sized, while interactive and interpretive elements educate and entertain.
The Conservatory has worked with the artists to ensure the portability of the large sculptures and other components. Learn more
about detailed specifications and images of the components, as well as some of the media coverage that Savage Gardens received while on view at the Conservatory.
Savage Gardens was developed and created by Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Tork, Inc. The work displayed is protected by copyright and any copying is strictly prohibited.
About Tork, Inc.
Tork is a team of experienced and versatile trained artists headed by owners Mark Lagergren and Tony Ball. Tork has been creating unique sculptural installations and functional works for commercial and individual clients for more than 10 years. Adept at working on both large-scale public installations and small detailed objects, we collaborate with architects, designers, and contractors to meet site specific goals. Our sculpture has been placed in a variety of environments including public parks, playgrounds, gardens, hospitals, museums, corporate interiors and exteriors, and restaurants. We specialize in metal and resin design, fabrication, sculpting, and casting in unique combinations of materials. Learn More