Meet horticulturist Brian Houck, Getty’s head of grounds and gardens, and enjoy a walk with him through highlights of the Central Garden. Brian and his team carefully tend the garden — a work of art by sculptor Robert Irwin — to keep it thriving for our future visitors, and for the earth and the creatures that inhabit it.

While the Getty Center is temporarily closed, the fountains are resting, the grass is growing lush, and the plants are enjoying a rejuvenating pruning for spring.

Hi everybody, my name is Brian Houck. I’m the head of Grounds and Gardens here at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.

Today we’re at the Robert Irwin Central Garden. And I know it’s an odd time with the public not being here at the Getty Center, so it seemed like a nice opportunity...