The Garden
Garden for Everyone
open 11 AM - 4 PM

Designed for all people, regardless of physical limitations, this garden is wheelchair accessible. The plantings are selected and presented to create a multisensory experience. Museum Guests find fragrance in the garden from February through November. A bronze sculpture, LaHermana del Hombre Boveda (Sister of the Vault Man) sits in the center of the garden. The inscription from Antoine de Saint Exupery says, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Credit: Pablo Serrano (Spanish, 1910–1985), La Hermana del Hombre Boveda, 1963–1964, bronze, 38 × 34 × 40 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, 1987.96 © Pablo Serrano / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


  • Daphne caucasica – sweet-scented plant that blooms from May – November
  • Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ – pink, fragrant blooms in June with yellow fall color
  • Viburnum juddii ‘Compacta’ – sweet, clove-scented blooms in May with red fall color
  • Lilium ‘Casa Blanca’ – sweet-smelling white bloom that reaches 4’
  • Rosmarinus officinalis – great for texture and a very aromatic herb
  • Magnolia virginiana – Fragrant, white, early summer bloom with glossy foliage

Supported through the Frank C. and Irving Moxley Springer Garden and Horticulture Funds