Winning NameSelected for Living Unicorn Sculpture At Miami Beach Botanical Garden

On Sunday November 4 Winning Children to be Honored in Naming Ceremony and Magical Garden Workshop Hosted by Plant the Future
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Oct. 30, 2018 - PRLog -- Plant the Future and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden announced festivities to honor the three winners of the naming contest for the Unicorn botanical sculpture by Paloma Teppa which Plant the Future donated to the Garden on May 17.   This living sculpture is a symbol of the growing relationship between Plant the Future and the 2.6-acre subtropical garden.

After receiving over 100 name submissions from children 18 and under, Plant the Future and the Garden selected its favorite four submissions (Spirit, Eclipse, Unico and Lucky) and organized a public vote to choose the name of the Unicorn which resulted in "Spirit" as the winner.  The name "Spirit" was submitted by Emily Andolfatto, Zion Durand and Lannah Mena

"As anticipated, the Unicorn has inspired youngsters to embrace nature and has become one of our biggest attractions.   He is anxiously awaiting his official naming," said Executive Director of Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Sandy Shapiro.

The Unicorn is a representation of the magic in a garden.  The sculpture features living Sansevieria Cylindrica plants as the mane and tail of the Unicorn. The Sansevieria has immense strength as a plant, one which even withstands hurricanes.

On Sunday, November 4, Plant the Future and the Garden will honor the winners with a Naming Ceremony and also organize a Children's Magical Garden Workshop inviting kids to use their imaginations, connect with nature and experience biophilia. Biophilia is the innate love for the natural world, deeply rooted in our biology and felt universally by humankind.  The Workshop will be $15 per child for registrations by Thursday, November 1 and $18 thereafter. To register, visit

"One of our goals in collaborating with the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is for children to interact with plants and see the magic that a garden holds," said Paloma Teppa, artist and Plant the Future founder and Creative Director.  "We officially launched this collaboration with the donation of the Unicorn and naming contest.  And we're now excited to honor the winners and all kids by creating, dreaming, laughing, and enjoying the magic of the Garden on Sunday, November 4!"

About Plant the Future

Plant the Future is a botanical art gallery and nature-inspired design firm based in Miami, Florida.  The company was founded in 2008 by Paloma Teppa, industrial designer and artist, and her husband, Yair Marcoschamer, eco-entrepreneur. Their mission is to embrace and promote Biophilia by fusing design, architecture and art with nature.  Over the past ten years, Plant the Future has evolved into a leading destination for botanical art, unique plant arrangements, landscape architecture and interiorscape design. For more information, visit or follow PTF on Instagram (@PlantTheFuture) and Facebook (PlantTheFuture).

About Miami Beach Botanical Garden

The mission of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is to promote environmental enjoyment, stewardship and sustainability through education, the arts, and interaction with the natural

world. Our garden is a unique, subtropical oasis of beauty and tranquility within an urban setting—a community resource that engages, inspires, and refreshes our visitors.

About Paloma Teppa

Paloma Teppa, born in Córdoba, Argentina is a Miami-based artist and founder of Plant the Future.  Trained in industrial design, she melds her botanic knowledge to produce innately interactive installations that unravel multisensory experiences composed by nature's pure colors, textures and sounds. Her work explores the relationships between ecosystems and urban life, and situates her practice within a context of mutual concessions among plants and humans, where she evokes the viewer to reestablish a flouted connection with earth's living objects.


Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Sandy Shapiro

Executive Director

(305) 673-PALM (7256) ext. 2060

Plant the Future

Natalia Salomon

(305) 222-7500
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