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Green Animals Topiary Gardens

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Address: Cory's Lane, (off Rte. 114), Portsmouth, RI
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Description: 80 figures carved from bushes and trees.

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Go for the Garden, Visit the House

Most will visit the Green Animals Topiary Gardens for the Gardens, but I found that the house offers the kind of charm and personal history that other houses in Newport just don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Most will visit the Green Animals Topiary Gardens for the Gardens, but I found that the house offers the kind of charm and personal history that other houses in Newport just don't have. Occupied into the 70's by the author Alice Brayton, the house offers a window into the life of the individual. As a book lover and collector, I... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely park and home--the gardens are great and there are terrific views of the water from the porch. the grounds are well kept and there are a few different places that are perfect for a picnic lunch! The house is maintained in lovely shape and my kids enjoyed seeing all of the old toys upstairs. I highly recommend!

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There isn't too much in Newport for families, but this is one attraction that has them captivated! My kids love running around and guessing the animals. Beautiful grounds and home. There is even a rope swing hanging from one of the trees near the road. You have to really look for it, but my kids loved that the best. Gorgeous... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This site is a little more out of the way compared to other Newport attractions, but it is serene, relaxing, and scenic. The garden and house are located in Portsmouth, a 20-25 minute drive from the mansions along Bellevue Avenue. Be advised that the house and garden are not exceedingly large. Depending on how long you choose to examine the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Really wanted to see this with my child since we'd heard about it in a book. We both enjoyed it! If you are expecting something flashy and over-the-top this is not it. But if you like gentler things, nature, gardens, details, a beautiful setting, lovely home with excellent toy collection, and pleasant time that is a bit easier on the... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had heard good things about the garden and were in the area so we stopped by. The gardens were very small and the topiaries were in poor condition. We spend about thirty minutes total at the garden. Very disappointed.

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Groton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Topiary is really something cool to see.They were about 80 topiaries on display. Several of those were arches and stuff, but they had a swan, growling bear, elephant, lion, trophies, giraffes and several other stuff. They give you a map so you can see what you are looking at. They also have a mansion on sight that you can tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

went here in late june.flowers were slightly past peak.they were still beautiful.topiaries were very nice.a couple needed a trim.very accommadating staff.we brought our own chairs,lunch ,table cloth,etc and had a very relaxing lunch.picnic tables ,etc are available,but we are spoiled.price was $21,which is steep for us,but the price can be applied to menbership .basically you can visit 5 other mansions... More 

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Streator, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had purchased tickets to tour five mansions in the newport area. This home/garden is around a 20 to 30 minute drive from the other mansions. Although it was a nice change, we preferred the other mansions over this viewing. Next time were in the area, we will choose a different mansion to tour over this one.

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orlando, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Gorgeous scenery and a unique theme. Pretty and a great location. If you get a chance, walk across the street and visit Portsmouth Abbey as well!

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Address: Cory's Lane, (off Rte. 114), Portsmouth, RI
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Portsmouth

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