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The elephant and the giraffe behind it are among the oldest members of the Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, R.I.
The elephant and the giraffe behind it are among the oldest members of the Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, R.I.


2007-08-05 - Portsmouth, United States , Ellen Albanese

Green Animals Topiary Garden is remarkable in the degree to which it reflects the vision of the Portuguese immigrant who designed it more than 100 years ago. There are 80 pieces of topiary throughout the gardens, including 21 animals and birds in addition to geometric figures and ornamental designs, all sculpted from California privet, yew, and English boxwood. The oldest part of the garden features an elephant, camel, lion, and giraffe, all planted from 1910 to 1912. Gardener Joseph Carreiro, s...



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