12. Pergolas

Pergolas

North Pergola: donated by George G. Matthews and Betsy K. Matthews; East Pergola: donated in honor of Jessie Araskog; South Pergola: donated by Merriyln and her sons Thomas H. Quinn, Jr., Andrew B. Quinn, and Oliver H. Quinn; West Pergola: gift of Page Lee Hufty Bell


The Sculpture Garden is adorned with four pergolas. A pergola is a garden structure consisting of vertical posts topped by cross beams and an open lattice framework. The stone columns of these pergolas support custom milled beams of Bolivian Ipe, also known as Ironwood because of its extreme durability. Woody vines and other plants that grow on the lattices form shaded walkways and sitting areas, both of which are necessary in the South Florida climate.