Sculpture gardens have finally merged the pulchritude of art with untamed nature, far surpassing failed artistic endeavors like crop circle paint by numbers and sand art-filled canyons. Find the muse amongst stone and sod with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get two adult tickets at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton (up to a $24 value). Children ages 5 and younger are admitted free of charge at Grounds for Sculpture. Grounds for Sculpture arrays dazzling contemporary sculptures and seasonal exhibits across the grounds of a 35-acre arboretum. Wander the grassy terrain to gaze at more than 250 stunning sculpted stones and statues, pausing to examine Black Trunk, a nearly 10-foot high decomposed, bronzed, and stacked tree trunk or Transduction, a spiky tower of gold leaf and steel triangular prisms. From May through October, guests can explore the grounds on weekends with regularly scheduled drop-in tours, and encounter tactile art with touch tours for the blind. Miniature stone admirers can learn to sculpt their own souvenir or homework-eating dog in regularly scheduled Tots on Tour activities for kids ages 3 to 5.
Living In Monmouth, NewJerseyNewsroom.com, and Associated Content have all featured Grounds For Sculpture. Yelpers and TripAdvisors both give it a 4.5 owl eye average. More than 5,000 Facebookers are fans.
- Grounds For Sculpture, a magical place where visitors can lose themselves in the magnificent and the unexpected. – Noreen Braman, Associated Content
- More than 240 works adorn the grounds, along walkways that wind through a landscape of settings carefully crafted to provide views from the stately to the intimate, the processional to the startling. – Joe Tyrrell, NewJerseyNewsroom.com