Besides the art works and architecture of the building, one of my favorite parts of visiting the Getty Center in Brentwood is the garden in the back. The garden is designed with circle of hedges and trees.

Central Garden is at the heart of the famous Getty Center which is a 134,000 square-foot garden created by artist Robert Irwin. The garden features a ravine and tree-lined walkways. The walkways traverse a stream that winds through a variety of plants and descends to a plaza with bougainvillea arbors. The arbor itself is a piece of art used to hold the bougainvillea vines.  A stream cascades over a stone waterfall into the signature maze of clipped azaleas surrounded by a garden of specialty plants.

The garden is well kept and maintained with all the plants looking nice; no dead foliage anywhere and the hedge are neatly trimmed. The garden needs to be cared for continuously, this is an example of what a garden in Los Angeles should be. Most of the plants are not from somewhere and are not suited for the Los Angeles climate. If you like a good place to watch the sun set while eating al fresco, the Central Garden should be high on your list when visiting the Los Angeles region.

The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90049. Other than the parking fee, there is no entrance fee to visit the museum.


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