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2022 - 40th Anniversary: Celebrating Noguchi Garden’s: A Hidden Oasis Among High Rise Buildings Using Natures Elements: Rock, Water, Tree.. NEW

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2022 - 40th Anniversary: Celebrating Noguchi Garden’s: A Hidden Oasis Among High Rise Buildings Using Natures Elements: Rock, Water, Tree..
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Date: Wednesday, 1 June, 2022       Time: All Day
Isamu Noguchi's Garden of Stone - Artist Isamu Noguchi, Irvine
611 Anton Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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A Closer Look into the Sculpture Garden that is a hidden gem in Irvine California.  Noguchi Gardens is a tranquil oasis set amongst the hustle and bustle of the city life. It is easy to walk right by it without realizing that behind the scores of buildings sits a tiny world of it’s own. The site was commissioned by philanthropist Henry Segerstrom, who had parlayed his family’s lima bean fortune into a South Coast Plaza mall on one side of his family’s property.

In the late 1970’s Segerstrom decided to expand even more of their land into a small office park.  He asked his good friend and well-respected artist, Isamu Noguchi, to provide a unique garden with installations hidden inside the towering office buildings.  The end results were seven sculptures scattered across 1.6 acres grounds, each representing a different region in California.

There are 6 pieces representing various elements in California: “Forest Walk,” “Land Use,” “Desert Land,” “Water Source,” “Water Use” and “Energy Fountain”. Then there is a surprise piece called “The Spirit of the Lima Bean”, which is an homages to the Lima Bean fields that once sat here.

This secret gem is a lovely place to balance energy and reflection. It is a wonderful juxtaposition of straight and curved, hard and soft, wet and dry, smooth and rough, lines and shapes. There is a master blend of simple and complex.

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Take Group Photos, Prom Photos, Wedding Party Photos, etc.. 

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No costs except parking

Where to Park?
Parking structure next to garden - Ave of the Arts

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Information Sources
1) Source: https://hiddenca.com/noguchi-garden/

2) Valerie Takahama - https://www.orangecoast.com/features/celebrating-noguchi-gardens-40th-anniversary/ (Image source)


Wednesday, 1 June, 2022

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