Hey anodyne33 , Thanks for the reply !
I checked out the website for the Phipps Botanical garden and one thing that strikes me as particularly impressive is that they will soon put on an exhibition about Cuban flora and give the tropical house a Cuban atmosphere. Not only that but they have been preparing for it for three years, that shows some serious dedication!
It always impresses me when botanical gardens /zoos/ museums showcase the fauna and flora of smaller countries/ islands in contrast to focusing on the larger more “crowd-pleasing” environments like species from well known tropical rainforests or African grasslands. In the case of Cuba its very important to raise awareness because as an island it has some incredibly rare and endangered plants and animal species that are endemic and occur nowhere else and as the country opens up to the outside world the need for conservation will grow.
Those sculptures look like slendermen or something from an Ayahuasca vision hahaha I bet the ones you bought look brilliant.