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Green Animals Topiary Gardens

Address: Cory's Lane, (off Rte. 114), Portsmouth, RI
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Off road & ATV trails, Specialty museums, Outdoor Activities, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 80 figures carved from bushes and trees.
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Type: Gardens, Off road & ATV trails, Specialty museums, Outdoor Activities, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 80 figures carved from bushes and trees.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've been to the Gardens many times over a 40 year period. Husband is from Portsmouth and grew up watching the animals being created. I really enjoyed the gardens, and the skill of the gardeners is very good.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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184 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Green Animals Topiary Garden, which is part of the Newport Mansions ticket, is a cute garden that has topiaries shaped like animals ranging from lions to birds to teddy bears. You'll spend probably less than an hour here, but it is something that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

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Rhode Island
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is not Disney where the topiaries are shaped on metal wires. These are grown and trimmed into shapes taking many years.It is artistry at it's best thanks to the loving care of the Preservation Society Of Newport County. Their stewardship is what makes it all happen. Besides the garden is a charming house belonging to the Brayton family who... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We visited the Green Animals as one of the attractions included in the five-mansions deal that you can get if you buy a ticket to see The Breakers or one of the other mansions in Newport. It was a little further out of town than I expected, so it took a bit of a drive to get there. The house... More 

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Los Angeles
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283 reviews 283 reviews
236 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Enjoyed our trip to the Green Animals Topiary Gardens. We started the day at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI. Then we went for "brunch" to the restaurant across the street from Linden Place, then Linden Place, then the Topiary Gardens, then ended our day at Hunter House. I liked the Topiary outside. I was able to tell what most of... More 

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The topiary animals are great fun and make you want to take lots of pictures. Kids will enjoy thus garden. On a beautiful day it's a beautiful place to be.

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Dayton, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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768 reviews 768 reviews
453 attraction reviews
2,229 helpful votes 2,229 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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