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Blue Ribbon Garden

Frank Gehry designed this outdoor garden space, which sits atop the Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
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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 porcelain 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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L.A. Union Station
111 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-7300
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Take Metrolink to LA Union Station

Transfer to Metro B (Red) or D (Purple) Line to Civic Center Station

Walk north on S Hill St to 1st St.

Enter the concert hall on the south side of 1st St.

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