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April 25, 2017

THE GETTY CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY ON MAY 12
 


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Julie Jaskol
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THE GETTY CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY ON MAY 12

Day includes special tours, menu items and a gift with purchase
at the Getty Center and Villa


 
 
LOS ANGELES—The Getty Center and the Getty Villa join the annual celebration of National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 12. Sponsored by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), National Public Gardens Day helps raise awareness of botanic gardens, arboreta, conservatories and public gardens across the country.

Getty Center
At the Getty Center, join a special National Public Gardens Day tour led by Getty Gardens Supervisor Michael DeHart at 10:30 a.m. The free tour includes the annual release of aphid- eating ladybugs into the garden.
 
In honor of National Public Gardens Day, the Museum Store at the Getty Center will offer the souvenir boxed set of two Seeing the Getty books, containing photographs of the Getty Center architecture and gardens, as a gift with a purchase of $50 or more.
 
At the Restaurant, enjoy a garden-themed herb chicken salad, along with the “Garden Beverage Bouquet,” a cocktail flight including an herbed gimlet, fresh-squeezed Jamaica margarita and a house-infused sweet bell pepper vodka with muddled mint, bell pepper and lemon. Follow that with garden-inspired small-bite desserts including a spring tartlet and French macaron.

Getty Villa
At the Getty Villa, join Michael DeHart for a toga tour of the Villa gardens at 1:00 p.m. Afterward, enjoy the “Roman Gardens,” a special National Public Gardens Day dish in the café featuring grilled asparagus, favas, cauliflower and beets, with kale, chicory, Pecorino Romano and red wine vinaigrette. At the Museum Store, pick up your copy of Seeing the Getty Villa as a gift with purchase of $50 or more.

Help celebrate public gardens and get a jump on Mothers’ Day at National Public Gardens Day at the Getty on Friday, May 12. Admission and tours are free. Parking is $15 per car; $10 after 3pm.
 
Enjoy tours at both the Getty Center and Villa through the Getty's Pay Once, Park Twice program, in which same-day parking at both sites is available for $15. Please note that free, advanced tickets are required for the Villa, available at www.getty.edu, and that parts of the Villa are currently closed for reinstallation. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 or visit www.getty.edu.
 
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The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades.

Visiting the Getty Center
The Getty Center is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Monday and most major holidays. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car; $10 after 3 p.m. No reservation is required for parking or general admission. Reservations are required for event seating and groups of 15 or more. Please call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish) for reservations and information. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305. The Getty Center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California.

Visiting the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Tuesday and most major holidays, open on July 4. Admission to the Getty Villa is always free, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at www.getty.edu/visit or at (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15 per car; $10 after 3 p.m. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish); (310) 440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.
 
Same-day parking at both Museum locations (Getty Center and Getty Villa) is available for one fee through the Getty's Pay Once, Park Twice program. Visit the Museum Information Desk at the Center or the Villa to obtain a coupon good for same-day complimentary parking at the other site.

Additional information is available at www.getty.edu.
Sign up for e-Getty at www.getty.edu/subscribe to receive free monthly highlights of events at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa via e-mail, or visit www.getty.edu for a complete calendar of public programs.
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