Monet’s Garden at NYBG, New York. An explosion of color transports you to the gardens of Giverny.
The color of the shutters, doors, and bridge railings is known as “Vert Monet,” or Monet Green. Like just about everything else at Giverny, the painter devised it himself. But recreating it in New York took more than digging up a labeled Pantone chip.
“We had many conversations about the green and saw many swatches. That green is a big deal; it’s a very specific shade.” — Scott Pask
After creating the central landmarks of Monet’s Garden, Tony Award-winning scenery designer Scott Pask spoke with The Wall Street Journal, detailing his experience designing for the NYBG—from Monet to the Orchid Show. We’re more than just greenthumbs, you know. —MN