The garden makes interesting use of a variety of plants and trees, including olive and plum, as well as grass and hardscape areas. Although equipped with more than an average number of benches for a comparatively small space, I saw no provision for a place to rest in the shade. If you visit on a sunny day, take a hat.
The sculptures vary in scale and size but none dominate at the expense of others. The materials include wood, steel, aluminum, travertine, and stone. The entry gate on 7th Street is almost a sculpture in itself, well proportioned and in keeping with the whole environment.
The Sculpture Garden is also intended to be used for performances and classes. The next performance, September first, is by the Tom McIntyre Trio. Consult the museum website for other scheduled events. The Sonoma County Museum is located at 425 7th Street, Santa Rosa.