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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
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Description: 80 figures carved from bushes and trees.

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Topiary Garden In RI Must!

You might want to go early in the day. The parking lot isn't that big. The gardens are very nice, and well kept. There is also a house, that overlooks the water. This attraction... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

You might want to go early in the day. The parking lot isn't that big. The gardens are very nice, and well kept. There is also a house, that overlooks the water. This attraction is not for anyone that has trouble getting around. the house does not have air-conditioning, and was very hot the day I went. It is a... More 

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virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place is trying to do well, but frankly the topiaries are not that good or that many. It is on the Newport ticket with the houses, but stay in town and spend the time better. May be better for parents with small kids. We like topiaries a lot. Not so much here. Sorry.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The grounds were beautiful. We loved the topiaries as well as the flowers. The vegetable garden was also fragrant and attractive. The toy collection in the house was very interesting.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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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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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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