Visiting the Getty Museum had been on my bucket list for many years. I finally realized the dream while recently traveling to California. An extra treat was the wonderful garden.
The descending path leading to the central garden crosses back and forth over a stream.
The walkway also winds through various succulents gardens.
I didn’t realize succulents could do so well in partially shaded areas and hope to now plant my own at Storybook Cottage.
The base of the path opens onto the Central Garden.
It was created by artist Robert Irwin. Bougainvillea grow within shaped rebar sculptures creating a shaded arbor in the plaza.
The focal point is a cascading waterfall with a pool of floating azaleas laid out in a maze.
On either side of the maze is a tiered garden.
The pretty path leads you past glorious flora and fauna.
Due to California’s ongoing drought many of the plants specifically selected are drought resistant.
What glorious red roses!
This wooden trellis captured my fancy. I am hoping Mr. Decor can build me something similar.
Happy black eyes Susans.
I love a good rose tree. I have five in my own garden.
This rose tree is being trained to grow in the shape of an umbrella. Love it!
I grew white dahlias this year but might have to add a bit of burgundy next year.
The other tiered garden was similar but still sweet
I sat on a bench for several minutes to take it all in.
Upon my return to the top I took one last look.
On Wednesday I will be sharing my favorite ladies of the Getty.
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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