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Green Animals Topiary Gardens

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NYTravelerBD wrote a review Aug 2020
Larchmont, New York956 contributions264 helpful votes
Newport is not the most kid-focused tourist destination, but our 7 year old daughter loved our visit to this nearby topiary garden. The bushes and trees carved into animal shapes were a huge hit, and she liked using the map to find and identify the various sculptures, from elephants to lions and peacocks and even a unicorn. For adults, a visit might remind you of the Tim Burton classic film "Edward Scissorhands," and even if you don't get the reference, you'll still appreciate this lovely garden as a side trip from Newport. Also, your admission ticket includes access to the grounds at the Breakers and the Elms in Newport. We went to the Breakers and enjoyed marveling at the architecture and gorgeous ocean views, before walking on a small section of the nearby Cliff Walk.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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FEB wrote a review May 2020
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My husband and I visit the Green Animals Topiary Garden at least 3 times a year. The lady in the gift shop is very friendly and knowledgeable about the grounds. The flower gardens are gorgeous and the bushes are shaped into animals (the bear is my favorite)this makes for a very relaxing and enjoyable visit looking at all the different rows of beauty. Each bush is perfectly groomed and look amazing and the flowers colors are radiant. Walk the grounds and you can also see the ocean and the historic house with some very cool old toys and furniture.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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ImAlwaysAdventuring wrote a review Jan 2020
Fredericksburg, Virginia200 contributions7 helpful votes
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On a recent trip to Newport, I was looking for things to do other than the Gilded age mansions and I came across the Green Animals Topiary Garden. Green Animals Estate sits towards the end of a beautiful tree-lined road, so the drive itself was a treat! As we arrived, the first thing I noticed was the water.  The estate sits overlooking the Narragansett River, and the view is amazing!  It is very easy to see why Thomas Brayton chose that spot.  Everything is clearly marked, so it was easy to find our way to the admission area.  The woman that greeted us was fantastic, I wish that I would have been able to get her name.  She gave us several different knowledge nuggets about the estate.  There were two different options to tour the estate: one option was a guided tour of the Brayton house, which also included entrance to the gardens; or there was just the entrance to the gardens.  Since we were under a bit of a time constraint we opted for just the gardens. In an effort to see everything, I worked my way around the outside of the gardens, hugging the outer perimeter.  I found myself walking through beautifully sculpted doorways of greenery, into flower gardens, and vegetable gardens.  There were several areas with various flowers and veggies, it seemed like there was at least one of every type of flower in existence! One of the other touches that I thought was extremely poignant was the carved chair and the memorial bench.  Sitting on the large veranda, overlooking the Narragansett River, there is a memorial bench dedicated to George and Mary Mendonca.  I imagine that they enjoyed sitting out on the veranda enjoying the view.  The carved chair was not something that I had ever seen before, so I decided to sit and enjoy the day… and the view. All in all it was a great experience. So much so that I wrote an article about it. We will definitely be returning later this year.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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lydiah3121 wrote a review Nov 2019
Newport, Rhode Island186 contributions25 helpful votes
Visited with an out of town friend. I was able to go for free as a Newport resident, but my friend thought it was a little overpriced. The gardens are very nice and it was an enjoyable trip, but unless you really like plants and plan on spending a lot of time looking at them, it may not be that exciting. Would go again as it is free for me, but not sure I'd bring visitors.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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RxT wrote a review Oct 2019
Missouri175 contributions51 helpful votes
We took this tour as part of our Newport Preservation Society Membership ticket. $45 and we entered all 10 of their properties including the Mansions and this wonderful Topiary Garden. In addition to the topiaries, they had spectacular, award winning Dahlias. The house tour wasn't available the day we went, but we felt the garden was worth the trip
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Date of experience: October 2019
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