The park's official name was never accepted by the public in Jerusalem, which rejected it for the popular nickname "The Monster." With this nickname, the garden became a central landmark in Jerusalem and there is no resident of Jerusalem who does not know the Monster Garden.
The garden, which is located in Rabinowitz Park in Kiryat Yovel, was created in 1971 by Niki de Saint Phalle. This artist, you will not believe, began as a famous French model and later became a considered modern sculptor, painter and film producer. She, incidentally, also sculpted the sculpture garden at the Biblical Zoo in the city.