Nature was an inspirational force for the inventive George Sugarman, one of the first modern sculptors to make color an essential part of his design. On sunny days, Sugarman's blue seems to mimic the sky. In the fall, nearby leaves echo the sculpture's scarlet hues. Some of the sculpted shapes hint at the natural architecture of trees, bowers and glens. His forms convey the repetitious energy of waves or cascading falls, others evoke the animal world, calling to mind dinosaurs, and other large creatures.
The lower portion of the Rose Garden will be closed due to renovations to the turf after a long, hot, dry summer with record attendance. The top gate will be open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. While we will hope to reopen quickly, some variables are unpredictable. We look forward to welcoming visitors back on our newly restored Rose Garden turf soon.
Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.
Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.