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Green Animals Topiary Gardens

Cory's Lane, (off Rte. 114), Portsmouth, RI
401-847-1000
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Specialty Museums
Description: 80 figures carved from bushes and trees.
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Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We went to Newport to tour the mansions and came across this gem. Green Animals is included on the Newport Mansions pass, but it is located in Portsmouth. Both the gardens and the house are worth a visit. The gardens are over 100 years old and include many types of flowers in addition to the topiary. The house is furnished... More

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We usually try to visit Green Animals once a year, as we live in the vicinity and like gardens. This year, something was just " different" about the place. The gardeners had been extra busy, and it was a good year for gardens, I don't know. But it was extra lush and beautiful. Of course there are the topiaries to... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Simply colorful and spectacular! My 3 girls...ages 7, 5 and 22 months, a niece,11, and I had a picnic on the grounds and then walked around enjoying all the scenery of flowers and topiaries. They enjoyed walking around with the map and looking to identify what each topiary was. The house on the ground had so much to take in... More

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Warren, Massachusetts
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734 reviews 734 reviews
426 attraction reviews
2,191 helpful votes 2,191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Preservation Society of Newport County is best known for its opulent ‘cottages’ such as Marble House, The Breakers, The Elms, and more. But about 30 minutes outside of Newport is a small country estate consisting of a charming white clapboard summer house on seven acres that is quite different. The house is roomy and quite comfortable, but the property... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

While this is owned by the Newport Mansions, the Green Animals Topiary Gardens is set off in its own area and not in Newport so just know that to begin with. But knowing that is important…you are in a land of your own…bring your camera for you will see beautiful topiaries and beautiful gardens throughout the grounds. The house itself... More

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Part of the Newport Mansions, the Green Animals Topiary Gardens was a lovely and inviting retreat. We could have easily brought a picnic lunch and spent a better part of a day there. The farmhouse is full of history and collections, and the gardens are colorful and whimsical, full of topiaries and perennial beds as well as a vegetable garden.... More

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Monroe, NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A trip to the Green Animals Topiary Gardens was well worth it. The gardens are beautiful, the animals shaped out of hedges are wonderful, leaving no doubt as to what animal they represent. The entire garden has been well thought out and executed. There is also the home of the Brayton family to visit while there and you can take... More

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

A nice trip that was lessened by rude ticket agent. Want to wait under the tree next to the parking lot for the rest of your party to arrive...nope Marette(sp) will come out and tell you that is part of the grounds and you get a ticket or leave. Kept seeing her patrolling the entrance giving the place a bit... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The gardens are extensive, varied and wonderfully maintained. Volunteers were each very friendly and helpful. There were a number of volunteers in the garden, likely preparing for the larger weekend crowd of visitors. The home, which is quite lovely, sits on an expansive property with some water views. There is a remarkable large collection of antique children's toys, awards and... More

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United States
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72 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a great time here. We didn't tour the house, but did spend quite awhile wondering the gardens. We spent the majority of our time just sitting in their large front yard and enjoying the beautiful day in such wonderful surroundings. Such a relaxing and unique place. We ended our day here after touring the mansions in Newport and... More

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