I live near the Garden and visit a few times a year, usually in the spring for cherry blossoms or summer when the flora is in full bloom. I was surprised to see how beautiful the landscape is during the late fall. There were still roses and other flowers blooming, gourds hanging from trellises, fall foliage, etc. It made a perfect backdrop for Noguchi’s work!
Upon entering we picked up a secondary map showing where the various sculptures were displayed. The map was not exactly precise so it made finding some of the work a fun game. I felt like I was embarking on a treasure hunt where each station provided a new visual reward! The work, the setting, on an overcast, grey day was very inspiring!
The Garden was quite crowded due to a children’s Halloween festival. It was sweet to see all the young kids running around in costume. My reward was a pint of Six Point Oktoberfest which definitely hit the spot!