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Nice little gardens

These animal gardens were quite nice and made for a good stroll. Some of the structures were still... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
merritteanderson
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Arlington, Virginia
Nice place for a stroll

This is a beautiful property overlooking the water. We lucked out and had a beautiful sunny day... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
nutsgoalie
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Norwich, Connecticut
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Green Animals is the oldest and most northern topiary garden in the United States.This small country estate in Portsmouth was purchased in 1872 by Thomas E. Brayton, Treasurer of the Union Cotton Manufacturing Company in Fall River, Massachusetts...more
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

a nice idea and when they are all in shape to see which is not often you can get to see some real art in progress. I have been twice but it is not in top shape either time. If you garden then go to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barry N
Reviewed December 1, 2018

These animal gardens were quite nice and made for a good stroll. Some of the structures were still in progress and not quite finished, so we did not get to see all the beauty of the gardens.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

I was interested in the topiaries, the two gentlemen with me went along to humor me. I was disappointed to see the house was closed, but the price of admission remained the same. Some of the topiaries were not in the best of shape, which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

A very nice place, but very expensive when the main house is closed and you only get to see the gardens (which are beautiful). Stroller accessible and a nice way to spend a small hour or so. AAA discount available.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas1406
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This is a beautiful property overlooking the water. We lucked out and had a beautiful sunny day, which added to the enjoyment. You pay at the entrance, then you receive a map that tells you all about the gardens, what's in each area, and what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nutsgoalie
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a “hidden gem” for garden lovers! So many animal shapes. Well worth stopping by! Can sit on the porch of the house that overlooks the water too. Very relaxing!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Deborah D
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I was excited to see all the animal topiarys but I have to say that I was disappointed. It isn't that big and the topiary's aren't that impressive. It is a beautiful location. We toured the house, which is a little interesting. All in all,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Do go as early as possible. The summer months can be very hot. Lots of plants and flowers to see. Definitely check it out with kids and loved ones.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jeankristyn
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It was a hot and muggy day when we were there, but it was worth spending 1 1/2 hours wandering around the Topiary Garden because it is so beautiful. All the plants and veggie are marked for your information. The staff was wonderfully helpful. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Victopia P
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Our group was going to stop here just to walk through quickly, but the topiary gardens are really beautiful. The unusual shapes along with the variety of flowers and food grown make this a very worthwhile stop on the Mansion Tour. We all wanted to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeannie V
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Elaine R
August 23, 2018|
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Response from Jeannie V | Reviewed this property |
The charge varies since it is one of the Newport Mansion tour houses. It depends on how many homes you want to view and whether you have a group or not. You can go to their website to see prices. I don’t know if they offer... More
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May 21, 2018|
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April 24, 2018|
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Good morning Rosemary. A stand alone ticket for Green Animals is $17.50 for adults, $8 for children 6-17. But you can purchase multi-house tickets to see more than one Newport Mansions property and save money. For... More
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