|The Gardens and outdoor sculptures of Hearst Castle
Offered by: Hearst Castle
Bowers of magenta bougainvillea and sweet-smelling hyacinths, and rhododendrons with blooms as big as wedding bouquets—a walk through the lavish gardens at Hearst Castle hits you with sensory overload. There are numerous sculptures in the gardens. The sculpture of the goddess Sekhmet, which literally means “the powerful one,” has the body of a woman and the head of a lioness, she was the bloodthirsty daughter of Ra, the Egyptian sun-god.