Date Of Visit: February 2, 2019
Location: 10 Blaney St, Salem, MA
Hours: The garden is able to be viewed any day at any time
Parking: There is parking located at the Salem Wharf (just punch in the address above) and there is street parking available nearby
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Summary: A metal garden of sculptures, figures and other objects located at a home in Salem, MA.
While there are many gardens in Salem. MA, the Herb Mackey Sculpture Garden located by the Salem Wharf is unlike any other garden you’ve ever seen.
You won’t find roses, tulips or daisies at this garden. But, the garden is environmentally friendly. Mackey makes all of his sculptures from recycled and reused materials.
If you’re lucky to show up when there people outside working you may get a tour of the garden. I arrived too early for any tour. And, if you do see Herb Mackey or any of his other workers during your visit you may be able to take a metal souvenir home, for a small fee.
Mackey doesn’t consider himself an “artist” though. He is just having fun and his works are just a hobby. A fun hobby at that. You may not see his work in the local Peabody Essex Museum. But, if you do make a detour from the commercially successful downtown area and make your way to Mackey’s Metal Garden you may see some more interesting art than you would at any museum.