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Address: 480 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-645-0197
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Description: Georges Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" is...
Georges Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" is recreated in a sculptured evergreen garden featuring larger-than-life human figures, animals and boats.
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Peaceful and relaxing!

One afternoon, when we had a break from the frigid temperatures, I was looking for a quiet place to go outside. I stumbled across the Topiary Garden on TripAdvisor and thought... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've seen pics on the computer and they make the park look bigger than it was. Also, didn't care for some guys trying to use some stupid lame pick up lines on any females walking around. Other than that, it was OK.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One afternoon, when we had a break from the frigid temperatures, I was looking for a quiet place to go outside. I stumbled across the Topiary Garden on TripAdvisor and thought, "let's give it a chance". So I packed a small picnic lunch and decided to head over. It was cool to see the topiary and the detail given to... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Georges Seurat’s famous painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grand Jatte is one of my favorites. This was like walking amongst it. We were there on a chilly day, so we only walked about for a half an hour or so, but it was a delightful half hour. This is a hidden gem and if you are... More 

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New Albany, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A larger than life-sized depiction of Impressionist artist Georges Seurat's famous painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte", now 22 years in the making. If you don't know or remember it, there's a bronze plaque on site to show you the painting's elements - all of which are represented in sculpted trees and shrubs.

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St Louis, MO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

November is likely not the optimal time to see the garden created by George Mason, but if you do, wait until it's dark so you can see all the holiday lights added. The topiaries themselves seem created with metal forms, and some are being re grown. It's an unusual park worth a ten or fifteen minute stop!

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East Bay, California
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Love this! Find the plaque of the original painting (A Sunday Afternoon on the Ile De La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat) and then the fun begins. Find all the characters in the painting done with topiary plants – 54 people, eight boats, three dogs, a monkey and a cat. So cool!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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84 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We found the listing for this park, officially known as the Old Deaf School Park, on the Roadside America web page. Glad we visited, because this is one of the nicest little parks around. To add even more uniqueness to the grounds, the topiaries, which depicts Georges Seurat's painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grand Jatte," are... More 

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Brook Park, Ohio
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137 reviews 137 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

While staying downtown Columbus for a conference, we were looking for something within walking distance to waste a little time. The park is very pretty, the topiaries are mostly in one section of the park, not quite what I had expected. There is an area that obviously holds water, with boat themed topiaries, but it was emptied of water for... More 

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Lorain, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

From what we could see this looked like it would be a nice, quiet, and romantic place to spend an 1 hour or 2. However, there is no parking other than meter parking. Most parking was full and the two meters we tried took our money and did not give us any parking time. Sad to say we missed out... More 

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Columbus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My daughters and I decided to visit the Topiary Garden Park in Columbus, Ohio, where we can enjoy fun, pictures, and a warm-sunny day. The park was not difficult to find as well as parking; however, visitors have to pay for parking using parking-meters. As my daughters and I walked towards the park, we were able to read some fun-facts... More 

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