|Fragrant Sweet Pea flowers, one of the many at The Getty Museums' Central Garden|
most of Los Angeles, the Central Garden is a delight for any art lover.
I find a trip to the Central Garden, from the wisteria-covered pergola at the
top plaza, through the curved-steel-bordered winding garden pathway down
the hill, to the concentric circular walkways around the center pool,
to be one of my favorite places to spend time in Los Angeles.
Walkways lead visitors along an immersive garden stroll
Full of inspiration and delight, spectacular color, form, sounds and scents,
the concentric circle design of the Center Garden was conceived and
designed by California Light and Space Artist Robert Irwin.
It is a134,000 square foot garden masterpiece that is
ever changing, much like a many of the Museum's exhibits.
The azalea maze in bloom, at the center of the pool
Learn more about this very special artistically designed garden by
reading about its almost-wasn't rocky start and some of the
subtly-shining stars of the garden in Spring. The gardens are
a wonderful place for introspection and relaxation. And for those of you
who need a bit more substantial sustanance,
there's an indoor cafe, a lovely outdoor terrace cafe,
along with a very fine restaurant there.
For a fantastic day trip if you're in the Los Angeles area, If you don't
live in LA, be sure \to to make a point to stop by if you'll be visiting.
If that's not possible, get a book on it.
Or take a look on a virtual tour here and here.
No matter how, just be sure you don't miss your chance
to see this very special place.