For the past ten years, visitors to the Selby Gardens’ Museum of Botany and the Arts have enjoyed hand made masks created by craftsmen of Costa Rica’s Borocan village.
Native flora and fauna decorate the ornate masks made from the abundant cedar and balsa wood of the region. On our recent visit the museum walls were lined with nearly 300 masks.
The sale of the masks provide important financial support to the village as well as support the work of the Gardens.
A trip to Selby Gardens is worthwhile any time of the year, but planning a visit next spring when the masks are on display would be a bonus. Check out the news for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens for upcoming events as well as for the dates of next year’s display of the rainforest masks.