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Donald M Kendall Sculpture Garden

Imagine yourself strolling a vast manicured and cultivated garden. Great lawns give way to intimate spaces, banks of shrubs and carefully planted groves of trees control you view and direct your attention. Scattered through the garden are some of the most important monumental sculptures, framed by water and the landscape. Round a corner in the path and a Henry Moore looms before you. Stroll further and a Segal grouping greets you. Your attention is torn between the absolute beauty of the garden and the extraordinary beauty of the sculptures.

This is the Kendall Sculpture Garden located at the PepsiCo World Headquarters at Purchase. One of the great corporate giants of the world, PepsiCo Headquarters is situated within a vast park, surrounded by 160 acres of manicured gardens and groves of carefully planted trees. Scattered in the garden are more than 40 sculptures situated in small intimate spaces, out on the lawns and surrounding the lake. As you walk the circular path around the gardens you stumble on vistas and art, enter small spaces and emerge into sun bright lawns. Everywhere you wander you are provided with changing plantings and scenery of extraordinary beauty.

Smaller pieces by Henry Moore, Seymour Lipton, Henri Laurens, and others fill the building's courtyard, which is shaded by trees and filled with flowers and a central fountain. Monumental works, including pieces by Alexander Calder, George Segal, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg, Louise Nevelson, Jean Dubuffet, and David Smith, are spaced throughout the grounds. A "Golden Path," the inspiration of Russell Page, winds its way past the sculptures and through the various landscapes, offering walkers an opportunity to see the art - both natural and manmade - from many perspectives.

The grounds include a lake; a stream garden; lily ponds; an iris garden and perennial garden; two woodland gardens; topiary; and groves of birch, oak, sequoia, and many other species. A detailed map of the sculpture garden is available at the Visitor Center. Picnicking is allowed in a designated area.

The public is invited to enjoy the gardens surrounding the corporate headquarters. All you have to do is follow the sometimes confusing little signs to the parking area reserved for garden visitors. Approach the kiosk and get your map, then stroll at your own pace through the gardens. You'll have a wonderful time exploring the gardens and appreciating the sculptures. Enjoy a lazy afternoon walking and pausing. Then go back at a different time of year and see the incredible difference!

Visiting the Kendall Sculpture Garden

Hours:
Summer - 7am to 7pm.
Winter - 7am to 4pm.

Admission:
FREE

Specifics on visiting the Donald M Kendall Sculpture Garden were correct at time of publication. We would suggest that you confirm dates and times prior to your visit.
 
 
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