Gardens and Architecture

What to see at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa outdoors

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Getty Salad Garden: Julian Hoeber

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Julian Hoeber on the reality and mythology of being an artist. More»

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Getty Salad Garden: Michael Parker

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On bowls as sculpture, the beauty of ugly fruit, and performance art. More»

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Getty Salad Garden: Robert Irwin

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Artist Robert Irwin shares his thoughts on creating art, gardens, and salads. More»

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Crop Selection for the Getty Salad Garden

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Amaranth in the Getty Salad Garden. Photo: Abby Han

How did the Getty decide to grow unique vegetables like mizuna mustard and amaranth? More»

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The Personalities of Salad Greens, Captured in Watercolors

Watercolor of flame lettuce and dragon's tongue arugula

“At different times of day you can see hues of red, purple, yellowish green, and an occasional pop of orange.” More»

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Scent, Spice, Salve at the Getty Villa

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Artist Becca Lofchie in the Getty Villa’s Outer Peristyle

Ancient herbs in 21st-century life. More»

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Getty Gardens: Brown Is the New Green

Green and brown flowers and rocks in the Getty's Central Garden

To adapt to the California drought, the Getty gardens team embraces the brown. More»

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A Tree Gets Its Wings

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As a new tree reaches the end of its life, a new sun garden is born. More»

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Summer in the Getty Garden

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Summer is heating up with color in the Central Garden. More»

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Getty Fountains Temporarily Turned Off to Save Water

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No water? No problem. Join us in conserving water during the worst drought in California’s recorded history. More»

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