In 1962, Peg Bradley (a matriarch of the Allen-Bradley Corporation, now part of Rockwell International) began collecting contemporary sculptures and installed them on the grounds of the 40-acre property and she and her husband Harry owned. They purchased the home and property in 1927 and transformed the grounds into an English country garden, complete with small lakes and a rustic bridge. The addition of monumental sculptures throughout turned the grounds into a draw for art lovers and enthusiasts from all over. Sculptures on the grounds include those by artists Alexander Archipenko, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Clement Meadmore, Marta Pan, Tony Smith, Mark di Suvero and many others. Decent-led tours are available on Sundays.
You’ll find (and you definitely have to look!) the Lynden Sculpture Garden along Highway 100/Brown Deer Road in River Hills, 0.8 miles west of I-43/Highway 32 and about 1.5 miles east of Highway 57. Look for the small sign hanging from a lamppost at the entrance that says “LYNDEN. Harry L. Bradley.”
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-5pm (Wednesdays til 7:30pm during summer months)
Adults: $9, $12 with Sunday tour
Seniors (62 and over), Students with ID, and Children 6-17: $7, $8 with Sunday tour
Children under 6 are admitted free with adult, with or without the tour
2145 W. Brown Deer Road (Highway 100)
Milwaukee, WI 53217