The garden was built between 1987-1988 and is now showing its age. Honestly, I was surprised at the state of disrepair of the garden. The wooden gate showed serious signs of rotting and the plantings looked as if they had not been maintained.
A garden of this size and quality needs constant attention, none of which was evident. Nevertheless, the major design elements were a nice site to behold. I was interested in several elements as potential additions to my own garden:
Hopefully an institution as well known as Boston's MFA will take the necessary steps to tend to their garden. Doing so will ensure that future visitors will have the opportunity to see the garden as originally intended.