Amid the beautiful, strange treasures of the US Botanic Garden, a young painter blossoms
from The Washington Post
At 24, Mara Menahan has noticed something that most people miss their entire lives: That bar of chocolate, the pomegranate on your salad, the cup of coffee — all these familiar victuals begin life as a flower. Or as vastly different and complex flowers. Menahan recently signed off as the U.S. Botanic Garden's first in-house botanical illustrator in modern times, arriving as a Truman Scholar.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063