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  • Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ. It was founded in 1992 on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds by Seward Johnson to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture. Visitors to the Grounds can enjoy an outdoor permanent collection of over 270 sculptures by both well-known and emerging contemporary artists as well as indoor seasonal exhibitions in eight galleries. Grounds For Sculpture is also a garden and arboretum, featuring paved terraces, pergolas, and courtyards juxtaposed with natural woodlands, ponds and groves of bamboo. The Grounds boasts more than 100 species and cultivars and over 2,000 trees, with many rare and unusual finds. Visitors may learn about contemporary sculpture through a variety of educational programs including workshops for adults and children, artist residencies and lectures, tours for adults, schoolchildren, toddlers, as well as touch tours for the blind. In addition, the park also offers various family events, music and dance performances, shopping at the Museum Shop, and dining, including New Jersey’s premier dining destination, Rat’s Restaurant.