1. Getty Garden, 2. Garden, Paul Getty Museum, LA, 3. Getty Garden, 4. Getty gardens
I am making plans for a trip to LA and trying to come up with our list of things that we will see. My in-laws live in LA, so going there is not new, but I always try to check out something new. Seeing as I have been there many times, something new is becoming increasingly hard to find. So this year I am planning to revisit at least one old favorite – The New Getty. The last time I was there, was about 6 years ago – so I am thinking it will be kinda new. The art museum is lovely, exciting and interesting, but the gardens and view are reason enough to go. If you are in LA, it is a must see for all garden enthusiasts.
image by PGraphx
If you haven’t been to the Getty, you should make a reservation and make a trip. It sits high above LA and the views (on a clear smog free day) are amazing. The museum itself is a work of art, filled with art and surrounded by stunning gardens.
1. Garden @ The Getty, 2. Getty Center Zen garden
(Aeonium swartzkoph and Festuca glauca – above right – has to be one of the coolest plant combos I have seen lately)
The gardens have a little of everything you want in a great public garden — but with a twist….a maze — though this one is in the middle of a water feature — and largely inaccessible……
1. Getty Gardens, 2. Getty Garden Maze, 3. Getty Garden Maze, 4. Getty Center Garden
The gardens also have these beautiful and memorable tree shade sculptures that are frames for bougainvillea to grow.
image by Rick O!
…And lots of great details….
1. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2. Getty Museum, 3. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 4. Concave Fountain, Getty Museum Gardens
I don’t actually remembering seeing this fabulous roof garden last time I was there, so I will be on the lookout for this view when we visit.
This water feature actually looks like a painting to me (there is admittedly some really cool photography going on) Would you agree? The design is really stunning. This is another feature that I don’t remember….so I will be trying to figure out what that is in the water….
So this is first on my list of must see garden places for LA….but if you know of any more, I would love to hear about them. I want to make the most of this trip (Seriously, disneyland is great, but we have like 12 days and how many days can you spend at an amusement park?). What are your favorite garden destinations in Southern California?