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Getty Center Garden


Contemporary garden of Robert Irwin in the museum, projected by Richard Mayer. Irwin is an interior designer and was a part of the California society group " light and space " in the 1960s. He defined his artwork for Getty as "a statue in the shape of a garden that strives to be art". The building's clinical observation is in contrast to the extensive grain of the garden.

The garden was projected by the designer Robert Irwin in 1992. He collaborated with the consultant of the Getty Centre, Richard Mayer, and the landscaping firm Sparloque Poirier. The garden project restores a real gully between the museum and the Research Institute. A pathway planted with trees crosses the stream, crossing sections of tropical herbs, and goes down to the square with bougainvillea pergolas. The current runs through the area and into the pool cascades over a stone waterfall. Specific gardens with plants and hard surfaces, chosen for their interplay with color, light and reflection, are placed around the pool.

The garden contains a campus for flawless white travertine houses with sweeping panoramic looks at Los Angeles. In the studio you can mention not just the scenery, but all the works of art.

  • 10AM–5:30PM
  • 10AM–5:30PM
  • 10AM–9PM
  • 10AM–5:30PM
  • Closed
  • 10AM–5:30PM
  • 10AM–5:30PM

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