A place where you can be one with nature and leave with patience, understanding, and tranquility. This is teamLab’s vision for their latest artwork named, “Floating Flower Garden; Flowers and I are of the Same Root, the Garden and I are One.” TeamLab, an art collective based in Tokyo, is known for its captivating digital installations, but the group’s latest masterpiece is an ode to the natural world. Made public over the summer, the work is made up of over 13,000 living orchids.

Once you step foot inside the installation, you will be greeted by the orchids suspended from the ceiling as if they are floating in mid-air. But it doesn’t stop there, when you approach the orchids, the flowers would slowly begin to rise, allowing you to enter the space, before descending again behind you. “We are using real living orchids, but behind them are so many technologies,” says Takeshi Kudo, communications director at teamLab. The artwork is also adorned with a mirrored floor, the plants’ aromas, and composer Hideaki Takahashi’s entrancing music.

The teamLab collective chose orchids because they symbolize resilience and adaptability, traits that they hope to examine through their artwork. “Orchids can live without soil, and we can learn so many things from them and other plants. They have more history than human beings.” The orchid haven is on show at teamLab Planets, a museum in Tokyo, and will remain open until the end of 2022.