The Walt Disney Concert Hall’s outdoor garden space – officially named the Blue Ribbon Garden – is a hidden gem of tranquility in the otherwise bustling Downtown Los Angeles. This cost-free, real-life secret garden oasis sits atop the distinct Frank Ghery building. The garden sits ensconced in the shade of the concert hall, blocking out traffic, and creating a tranquil space.
The garden's main focal point, in addition to lush plants and flowers, is a sculpture named “A Rose for Lilly.” Frank Gehry created the sculpture as a personal gift, with more than 200 broken and repurposed porcelian vases, as a tribute to Lillian Disney. Lillian’s grandchildren later bestowed “A Rose for Lilly” to the city of Los Angeles as a public art piece for visitors to enjoy during their time at the concert hall.
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