I've taken a tour of the Central garden led by a docent who was very much in Meier's camp - he told us all the things that were "wrong" with the design! An interesting experience to be sure.
Meier did get to design some of the gardens at the Getty - the biggest of which is the Cactus Garden, on the south side of the complex:
|Cactus garden - that's the 405 on the left.|
|Agaves blooming in September 2012|
|According to a guide, these are all seed grown.|
The pathway to the viewing platform is lined with forests of Aloe bainessi, Senecio vitalis and some kind of cactus that I can't identify (nothing is labeled at the Getty).
|Picture of planting beds|
|The berries were on the trees in February 2013|
|Aloe trees - I don't think I've seen these flower, ever.|