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Address: 480 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215-4708
Phone Number: 614-645-0197

Georges Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande...

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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We found this place as we were killing time waiting for the Kelton House to open. It's in an area that feels run down, we saw people sleeping on benches and a man approached us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Garden amazes me!!!!! How these shrubs are shaped into a French scene is wonderful. The park is an interesting part of Columbus 's history. So thankful money is found each year to keep this park open for public viewing.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 614 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I, along with 50 seniors with Coffee Break Tours, Camden, Tennessee, stopped here to tour these awesome gardens. What a treat! We have been through Columbus at least 100 times during our business travels and visiting relatives but never heard of this. What a find! Everyone must go here. We took many, many pictures. There is a... More 

Thank MaryannF650
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park was darling!! If you love art and nature, it's a must stop. We parked the car along the street and just walked through the gates. The park was very clean and filled with families, couples walking, chatting and sitting in the grass. The park is not huge, but a nice size for it's location in the middle of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place as we were killing time waiting for the Kelton House to open. It's in an area that feels run down, we saw people sleeping on benches and a man approached us for money in the park. It was a nice walk with meandering paths and small hills. The topiary portion is small but well done. The... More 

Thank mistylees
Louisa, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds are gorgeous and a great place for a stroll or a picnic. I would imagine that some of the topiary figures have suffered from the two bad winters for the past two years. Some of them are missing or not filled in as they should be. We still enjoyed our walk and will check it out on a... More 

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Northfield, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

We stopped by to see the Topiary Garden on a half day trip to Columbus while driving cross country. I am an Art teacher and was anxious to see how the artist had transformed the bushes to resemble Georges Suerat's painting, Afternoon at the Grande Jatte. The results were phenomenal. It is amazing to see how much the bushes resemble... More 

Thank MESNorthfield
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

This eclectic garden is in the middle of a concrete jungle, with a peaceful fountain, and adjacent to the newly remodeled library, it is also beside the cristo-rey high school, this used to be the grounds of the ohio school for the deaf. Its just an amazing place to read a book, feel the breeze, and talk a nice walk... More 

Thank Justin W
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Behind the new Main Public Library of Columbus (have a look inside!) this park is very nice because of the figures in green. You can walk on the grass to have a close look at them. Little pond with ducks and Canada goose

Thank ulrikehh
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

I really enjoyed seeing this topiary garden and comparing it to the Seurat painting on which it is based. You only need 15-30 minutes here, so it's easy to fit in to a quick visit to Columbus. My teenage daughter enjoyed it too.

Thank AABerry
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

This is a good park where you can come for picnic. It has got some nice Topiary work after Seurat's painting and many are under making.

Thank PCM199

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