Named for the fabled entertaining character in Kenneth Graham’s children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows, Rat’s Restaurant is designed to give visitors the sense they have stepped into a village reminiscent of the impressionist painter Claude Monet’s beloved town of Giverny.
2 1/2 to 3 hours
Admission is $12, from 6-9pm $6 for adults. Groupon often has 2 for 1 tickets . Check out more at www.groundsforsculpture.org.
Here are some resources to get started! Entry to Grounds For Sculpture is by advance timed ticket only and capacity is limited. Both Members and Public are required to reserve timed tickets online to visit.
There are 2 dining facilities on the premises – Rat’s Restaurant (upscale) and a casual cafeteria style place. I suppose it depends upon what you ‘re bringing to the grounds . If you ‘re loading coolers and BBQ grilles, well, maybe they would frown on something like that.
With rich educational offerings including a vibrant horticulture program, a robust schedule of performing arts, and fun family events, the park is open year – round . Shopping and dining options complement every visit.
Please note: A pre-purchased timed ticket to Grounds For Sculpture is required for both Members and Public to purchase a Picnic in the Park.
Pets are not allowed at the park. Pets are not allowed to be left in vehicles. Services animals are, of course, permitted .”