Topiary Garden (Deaf School Park)

Background

Based on a famous paining called, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”, George Seurat’s work. This installation began in 1989 and was dedicated in 1992. Located at the former Ohio School for the Deaf, the park spans 7 acres and has a walking path, tables, benches and is dog friendly.

There are over 50 people represented along with boats, cats and dogs.

From what we have learned, this is the only topiary garden in the world that is based off a painting.

480 E Town Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Impression

Nestled in downtown Columbus, this park is right behind the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. It’s a great place to visit on it’s own, but if you happen to be at the library, having this to visit as well never hurts!

This is a seasonal “attraction” as the plants don’t stay full in the winter months. Go during the late spring, summer and early fall and you’ll be able to experience the topiary structures in all their glory. a great part to walk and wander about. Not only are the sites beautiful, we found that the people there were delightful to talk to as well…..students, people from the neighborhood all congregate there and enjoy.

We highly recommend the park if you are in the area, or if you are looking for something that is a little bit different than your standard, usual park experience.

Impression

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