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Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, UCLA

Los Angeles, CA
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Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, UCLA, Los Angeles California

Description

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden is a wonderful spot on the UCLA campus. Here, students lay on the little grassy knolls under tall trees. In May, purple petals from the blossoming trees are strewn all about. Little daisies dot the grass. Birds sing happily in the trees. There are several snack bars around where you can grab some refreshment to enjoy on the lawn.
The sculptures add more pleasure to the scene. There is a small black sculpture with water cascading into a reflection pool. Each sculpture is unique and interesting.
After, make sure you check out amazing Dickson Court, the main quad with the spectacular architecture of Royce Hall and Powell Library. The Fowler Museum is nearby, with its mind-opening exhibits of artifacts from all around the world. The quad and the museum are a short walk to the south of the sculpture garden.
Even further south on campus is the Mathias Botanical Garden, a tropical wonderland.
Another lovely place to walk around, about a 15-20 minute walk directly south is Westwood Village, with little cafes, coffee shops, and bakeries.

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Water sculpture and reflection pool.
Water sculpture and reflection pool.
A hula-hooping girl poses for a photo shoot.
A hula-hooping girl poses for a photo shoot.
A cute couple sitting in the shade.
A cute couple sitting in the shade.
Shady walkway with benches.
Shady walkway with benches.
Golden sculpture in the garden.
Golden sculpture in the garden.
Horse sculpture.
Horse sculpture.
A student sits on the lawn.
A student sits on the lawn.
Sculpture of a woman.
Sculpture of a woman.
The gorgeous trees and green grass.
The gorgeous trees and green grass.
A young woman studies beside a sculpture.
A young woman studies beside a sculpture.
Outdoor snack area near the sculpture garden.
Outdoor snack area near the sculpture garden.
Laying on the lawn by two sculptures.
Laying on the lawn by two sculptures.
Sitting on a little knoll in the sculpture garden surrounded by purple trees.
Sitting on a little knoll in the sculpture garden surrounded by purple trees.
A little sculpture on a tall pedestal.
A little sculpture on a tall pedestal.
Another little sculpture on a tall pedestal.
Another little sculpture on a tall pedestal.

Directions

The Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden is located near Broad Art Center in the northern part of the UCLA campus. Park at UCLA parking lot 3, just steps away, at 215 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles CA 90095. Parking is $6 for 2 hours, and you pay in a machine in the parking lot.

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Last Updated Fri, 26 May 2017 21:04:40 GMT