Designed to offer year-round enjoyment to the public in one of the preeminent locations on the National Mall, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden includes works from the Gallery's growing collection as well as loans for special exhibitions.
Located in the 6.1-acre block adjacent to the West Building, the elegant yet informal Garden includes new plantings of native American species of canopy trees, flowering trees, shrubs, ground covers, and perennials. A fountain, which serves as an ice rink in winter, is at the center of the Garden, and walking and seating areas offer visitors a chance to rest and reflect on the works on view. [Description via, Photos via, via]
Why We Love It
-This space is enjoyable all year long, thanks to its picturesque summertime views and fun ice skating rink in the winter.
-Spring and summertime is the best to visit the Sculpture Garden, especially on Fridays when locals gather to enjoy picnics and jazz in the garden.
-The Pavilion Café offers food and drink service all year long - major key if you came to visit the Sculpture Garden empty-handed or want to partake in an impromptu picnic.
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