13. Pergolas


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. The north pergola was donated by George G. Matthews and Betsy K. Matthews; the east pergola was donated in honor of Jessie Araskog; the south pergola was donated by Merrilyn Bardes and her sons Thomas H. Quinn, Jr., Andrew B. Quinn, and Oliver H. Quinn; and the west pergola was donated by Page Lee Hufty Bell.