Rodin Museum Garden

Art and nature combine for year-round beauty


Rodin Museum

Credit: G. Widman for GPTMC


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In the spirit of its original 1929 design, the grounds of the Rodin Museum have undergone an extensive transformation to reflect the important blend of art and nature.

Drawing upon the original plans and correspondence of the gifted architects Paul Cret and Jacques Gréber, the new design enhances the original vision and places a special focus on the relationship of the museum’s entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The impressive stone entrance to the Rodin Museum courtyard, known as the Meudon Gate, has been restored to its former glory. The new and improved Courtyard Garden features restored walls, stairs and pathways around newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials.

Using native species identified in the original design of the museum, the garden will evolve throughout the year as the colors and textures change with the seasons.

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