Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Advancing the Conservation, Study, and Cultivation of the Flora of Asia

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Quarryhill's First Art Exhibit Viewing is Free to the Public on August 9th

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Visit the Garden, View the Sculptures and 

Meet Artist Bruce Johnson for FREE on August 9th

Quarryhill is home to over 20,000 rare and endangered wild-origin plants and is the largest collection of its kind in Northern California. In addition to offering unique plants for public viewing, Quarryhill now includes an award winning art exhibit, giving their visitors the unique opportunity to combine their love for art and gardens.

Each year, an artist will be chosen to display their work at Quarryhill based on suitability in terms of size and style. The artist collaborating with Quarryhill on the inaugural exhibit is internationally collected California sculptor Bruce Johnson. Johnson often works with massive pieces of salvaged old-growth redwood, embellished with hammered and worked copper. He describes his work as a cross between Stonehenge and Shinto shrines, with many pieces having a subtle Asian feel. The sculptures are large, bold and seem to combine grace and elegance with a feeling of constrained energy.

The six monumental organic sculptures are nestled into the wild woodland garden setting and can be spotted while walking the winding gravel paths and passing flowering scrubs, exotic trees, tranquil ponds and seasonal waterfalls.

This inaugural sculpture exhibit is now open for public viewing during regular visiting hours 7 days a week from 9-4 pm (excluding major holidays). General admission is $10 per day but on Saturday, August 9th guests may view the garden and sculptures, as well as meet the artist, at no charge. Bruce will be available between 9:00 AM - noon to discuss his work and share his inspiration behind each piece.