A Gem in Jersey.
Over the weekend I went to Grounds for Sculpture, a 35-acre outdoor space sprawling with sculpture and art. I had never been before and had only heard about it a year ago, but it’s been there for almost twenty.
Turns out it’s an incredibly beautiful place. As you walk the grounds, you peer through random doorways that feel like The Secret Garden and pass giant sculptures that are vibrant against the blue sky. It feels enchanted and infused with culture, as though you are far off somewhere in Europe.
For those who are art enthusiasts, you will appreciate the walk-through depictions of famous paintings, like Monet’s Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies and a real-life cleverly combined Woman with a Parasol and Poppies Blooming.
It’s open year round, but I seriously recommend going during spring, summer or fall so you can experience the blooming flowers and plant life.
Like most large museums, you can download an app to act as your tour guide around the most popular sculptures.
All proceeds are donated to the upkeep of the grounds and it is located in Hamilton, New Jersey-- which is just outside of Princeton. It’s a must next time you visit. Below you will find just a taste.