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Getty Center garden closed through May for upgrades

February 13, 2012 | 11:51 am


Visitors to the Getty Center can expect a slightly less scenic experience for the rest of winter and much of the spring. The famed outdoor central garden at the Brentwood location will be closed to the public from Tuesday through May 27 for upgrades, the museum said.

The Getty said the closure will affect all areas of the garden, including the sculpture garden and surrounding lawn areas. The public will still have access to other outdoor areas, including the Garden Terrace Cafe and two coffee carts with outdoor seating.

Improvements to the central garden will include new railings and planter borders, the museum said.

Artist Robert Irwin created the Getty's central garden, which opened in 1997. The garden covers 134,000 square feet of space and features walkways, a ravine and a stream that flows into a stone waterfall.


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Photo: A view of the Getty Center's central garden. Credit: Robbin Goddard / Los Angeles Times