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Favorite Garden Photos from Our Flickr Group

Last week we asked you to post photos of the Getty gardens to our Flickr group for National Public Gardens Day, and you responded! On the group, which launched earlier this year, you can find fantastic uses of perspective, color, and storytelling that capture the landscape across the changing seasons. (Yes, in L.A. we do have seasons—two.) For example, there’s an amazing contrast between the fluorescent azaleas of the rainy season and their lush but restrained green of the dry season.

Juan Madrigal caught this atmospheric close-up of an allium (ornamental onion) in the process of going to seed, midway between its crazed purple bloom and its beige crispy phrase.

Allium going to seed in the Central Garden by Juan Madrigal

Francesca Tronchin captured magic hour in the Getty Villa’s Outer Peristyle in December, when the setting sun bathes the columns pink just before closing time.

Outer Peristyle at magic hour by Francesca Tronchin

Here’s a Red Balloon moment snapped by Jen Singson in the Getty Center’s Museum Courtyard, which features artful rocks and pools reminiscent of a Chinese garden. In fact, the lighting balloon looks a bit like a Chinese lantern.

Museum Courtyard at the Getty Center by Jen Singson

But gardens aren’t just meant for photographing, they’re meant for smelling, touching, and getting dirty in, which J. Nordberg shared in this joyful portrait of a friend and her daughter.

Hill Rollers in the Central Garden by J. Norberg

We’d love to see your photos on Flickr too—visit our group pool to get the full scoop.

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      Your Voice Matters

      StoryCorps is recording 18 conversations at the Getty Center on March 26, 27, and 28 on the theme of play. This {awesome} oral history project provides people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. 

      If you’re in L.A. on these days and have a friend or family member who wants to do it too, you can apply to participate. It’s free, and your recording will go into the Library of Congress.

      Because we only have 18 time slots, not everyone can participate…but we want to hear from you if you do!

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