Saffron Tower and Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Water Mirror
The Saffron Tower and Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Water Mirror are a match made in heaven.
When the Glade Garden was completed as a part of the 2015 development of the Gardens in Storza Woods, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Water Mirror provided an 80-foot-long contemplative reflecting pool framed by lush varieties of plants, including thousands of daffodils in spring and lush perennials in summer.
In 2016, when an exhibition of Dale Chihuly's glass art returned to the Garden, the artist himself noted how perfectly the water feature could complement his 30-foot-tall, 3,660-watt Saffron Tower. After the exhibition, the sculpture, made of 366 hand-formed neon tubes that, if laid out, would stretch more than half a mile, was moved to the top of the Water Mirror, where in 2018 it became a part of the Garden's permanent collection.