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Noguchi Garden

South Coast Plaza Town Center, Costa Mesa, California 92626 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Wed 8a
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
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  • No Wifi
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“one of the country’s preeminent sculpture gardens”

Commissioned by Henry Segerstrom in 1979 and completed in 1982, Isamu Noguchi’s California Scenario (also known in the Costa Mesa community as Noguchi Garden) is recognized as one of the country’s preeminent sculpture gardens and the most vital publicly accessible outdoor sculpture oasis in Southern California. Situated on 1.6 acres, the garden in its design symbolizes various geographical characteristics in California, incorporating indigenous plants and materials. Six principal elements comprise California Scenario: “Forest Walk,” “Land Use,” “Desert Land,” “Water Source,” “Water Use” and “Energy Fountain.”  However, the centerpiece of the garden is The Spirit of the Lima Bean, a sculpture of dramatic proportions, composed of 15 rust-colored granite rocks cut precisely to fit together.  This sculpture was created in recognition of Henry Segerstrom’s friendship with Isamu Noguchi, and the Segerstrom family’s contribution to the agricultural heritage of Southern California.Noguchi Garden in Costa Mesa is open free to the public from 8 AM to midnight.

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Reviewed by
mscklm

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July 23, 2014

This place is magical. Even better at night. Parking Structure nearby. It is tucked away and hidden a bit, but most treasures are.

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Greek_nomad

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October 08, 2014
Rated 5.0

What a special place this is to visit..Noguchi Garden is just a gem within the city.

The sculptures are magical to see and walk by. We all really enjoyed being able to be there and see from close these beautiful art works.

It is surely worth it to stop by with your whole family. Everyone will find it interesting and this is for sure!!

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Noguchi Garden

South Coast Plaza Town Center
Costa Mesa, California
92626 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Pets Allowed
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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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