A quirky and fun garden in Mendocino

A colorful mosaic with local wildlife

A fun garden In Mendocino

I love being surprised just happening into someplace unusual or quirky, it really makes discovering a new place a wonderful experience. So when I walked into this fun and creative art garden in Mendocino, it totally put a smile on my face. The garden is located on the grounds of the Mendocino arts center in downtown Mendocino. You’ll have a wonderful time walking around the garden and discovering all the surprising little bits and garden art hidden throughout the property and so cleverly infused into the landscape.

 

A quirky and fun garden in Mendocino

Giant mosaic sunflowers

A quirky and fun garden in Mendocino

A blue leprechaun and giant mushrooms

 

Found materials and local inspiration

Being an artist center, many of the pieces were created by local artisans, so it isn’t a surprise to see really amazing pieces with creativity at the core with many of these whimsical pieces. Covering a range of materials from wood, to metal and mosaic, the diversity of materials and subject is what really drew me into the garden and exploring every corner of the garden.

 

A quirky and fun garden in Mendocino

Amazing sculpture from driftwood

 

 

 

A quirky and fun garden in Mendocino

Mosaic fountain

 

I would love a bench like this in my garden, take a look at the cool details…

 

A quirky and fun garden in Mendocino

Now this is a bench!

 

Here’s another bench with found metal pieces, which do you like better?

 

 

A quirky and fun garden in Mendocino

Metal bench detail

 

Here are some more of my favorite pieces I found along my tour of this sweet garden.

 

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A quirky and fun garden in Mendocino

Sculpture under the redwoods

 

 

A modern mosaic interpretation in the woods

A quirky and fun garden in Mendocino

Contemporary mosaic sculpture

Huge sunflowers in this garden will last forever….

A quirky and fun garden in Mendocino

Sunflower beauty

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Hello there you colorful thing…what are you?

A quirky and fun garden in Mendocino

Colorful critters

 

This is not on the same par as the Alhambra in Granada or the Huntington gardens in Pasadena. But what it lacks in grand scale and mega botanical collections is offset with inventive or creative inspiration supplemented with color and whimsy, accents which make a garden fun and filled with joy. If you would like to learn more about the Mendocino art center and what is currently happening at the gallery, please visit their website here for more details.

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Linking to Travel Photo Thursday and Oh the Places I’ve been.

 

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