The Green Animals Topiary Garden, located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is the oldest and most northern topiary garden in the United States. The 7-acre (28,000 m2) estate overlooks the Narragansett Bay. It contains a large collection of topiaries including eighty sculptured trees. Favorites include teddy bears, a camel, a giraffe, an ostrich, an elephant and two bears made from sculptured California privet, yew, and English boxwood. There are also pineapples, a unicorn, a reindeer, a dog and spot a horse with his rider. There are over 35 formal flowerbeds, geometric pathways, rose arbor, grape arbor, fruit trees, and vegetable and herb gardens. A greenhouse is used extensively to provide seedlings used on the estate. The 1859 Victorian Brayton house museum contains a small display of vintage kids toy and the original family furnishings. Ribbons for prize-winning dahlias and vegetables, dating from about 1915, line the walls of the gift shop. The Preservation Society of Newport County maintains it.Add Green Animals Topiary Garden and other attractions to your Portsmouth trip itinerary using our Portsmouth trip maker site.
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My friends weren’t sure about visiting the topiary garden, but as I am an avid gardener, I talked them into it — by the time we left, they were glad we stopped here. While some of the animals were a.... more
My friends weren’t sure about visiting the topiary garden, but as I am an avid gardener, I talked them into it — by the time we left, they were glad we stopped here. While some of the animals were a.... more »
I really enjoyed walking through the gardens. It is such a cool place to visit. Really loved seeing the different animals sculpted out of trees. One of the staff members told us that August is peak season so I am looking forward to returning then! This is a great place to bring a picnic lunch and make a whole day out of it, it really is a beautiful spot!
Cute place! Nice hidden gem near Portsmouth Abbey. One of the properties for Newport mansions pass. Enjoyed seeing all the flowers and the shrubs shaped like animals. There is a nice yard near the water that would be a great place to picnic. Spent 1-2 hours here
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