We visited California Scenario, locally known as Noguchi Garden, located in Costa Mesa, CA. California Scenario is recognized as one of the country’s distinguished sculpture gardens.
In Southern California, Noguchi’s 1.6 acres Garden is the most recognized and publicly visited outdoor sculpture oasis. It was built to enhance two office towers built on Segerstrom family land once used as a lima bean farm.
Internationally acclaimed artist Isamu Noguchi designed California Scenario. The design symbolizes various geographical characteristics in California including indigenous plants and landscape materials.
It is an abstract metaphor that consists of six elements: 1) Forest Walk, 2) Spirit of the Lima Bean, 3) Water Use, 4) Desert Land, 5) Water Source, 6) Land Use, and 7) Energy Fountain.
The centerpiece of the garden is the Lima Bean, sculpture, made up of 15 rust-colored granite rocks and signed by Isamu Noguchi.
It was created in honor of Henry Segerstrom’s friendship with Isamu Noguchi. Henry Segerstrom was a bean farmer, contributed to the agricultural heritage and changed the face of Orange County.
California Scenario is a peaceful place to stroll. The garden and sculptures make for interesting photography. Will definitely visit again.
JeanneP of bichonpawz says
We would love to visit that place! One of our most favorite places to visit is Brookgreen Gardens in SC. So many cool things to look at and photograph!
Love Sugar’s pictures…we can tell she was enjoying it!
easy rider says
that’s an interesting place… I like the water-art in the first picture, it has something what touched my heart immediately :o)
Madi and momrmad says
Ohhhh Sugar you are staying busy out there in SoCal…If you need a social secretary I am you gal..
Madi your bffff
Great tour Sugar.
Reilly & Denny says
It looks like an interesting place but a bit to ‘un-natural’ to us
Miss Edie the Pug says
Looks like you had a wonderful time. Love the energy fountain. Happy #WW
Saved by dogs says
Sugar, you sure get around! Love the looks of this place, thanks for sharing.
Frankie and Ernie says
What a BEAUTIFUL and RESTFUL place to visit.
What a beautiful place. I love the pictures. This must have been a fun time. Thanks for sharing.
The sculptures are so interesting. It looks like a peaceful place to hang out for awhile with your dog too.
The OP Pack says
What an interesting place to visit!!! Those are some very impressive sculptures.
Woos – Ciara and Lightning
M. K. Clinton says
That is really neat. I have never thought about a lima bean farm. LOL!
You have lots of adventures Sugar 🙂 And I love your boots!!
Gorgeous photos, Sugar! The sculpture garden looks like an inspiring place. I like that they allow dogs to visit.
Earl Lover says
How pretty! I’m always amazed at where artwork shows up.
Monty and Harlow
Sharon, Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog says
Sugar, You get to visit so many interesting places. This garden looks fabulous and you seem to have visited on a beautiful day.
Great pictures, Sugar. What a nice day of culture!
Dory's Backyard says
What a totally cool place, Sugar!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
Groovy Goldendoodles says
What a wonderful place to take photos Sugar!
Jean Dion says
I love that lima bean sculpture. It looks like a puzzle!