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Topiary Garden

480 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215
614-645-0197
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Ranked #20 of 59 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Georges Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" is recreated in a sculptured...
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Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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St Louis, MO
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

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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104 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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71 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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4 reviews 4 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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Enjoyed the stop at this park and being able to see the actual painting so you could match up the figures made from trimmed shrubs. Even the kids enjoyed picking out the figures.

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Lockbourne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

the day we were there, the green statues needed trimming. They were not very distinctive. You kind of guessed at what they were supposed to be. The duck pond was nice.

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Lenexa
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255 reviews 255 reviews
49 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The most notable feature of this park is the re-creation of the Georges Seurat painting "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by means of plants sculpted into the shape of people, boats and animals. They really do re-create the painting out of bushes and trees backed by wire skeletons. Besides the re-creation of the painting, there are... More 

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've lived in Columbus my whole life and visited the Topiary Garden for the first time yesterday. Such a peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. There are plenty of picnic tables around the park to use. I found the garden itself very interesting. I can see where a few people felt it needed work but it... More 

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