Columbus, Ohio: Topiary French People

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Topiary Park - Old Deaf School Park

Address:
480 East Town St., Columbus, OH
Directions:
4 blks S of Broad St./Rt. 40, 1 blk W of I-71. 480 East Town St. and Washington Ave. in Old Deaf School Park.
Hours:
Park 7-11, best bloom Apr-Nov. Gift shop: Apr-Nov Tu, Th 11-3, Sa 11-4, Su 12-4. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
614-645-0197
Admission:
Free.
RA Rates:
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Topiary Painting.

Topiary French People

Shrubs are regularly pruned to retain the shape of characters inspired by a painting by French Impressionist Georges Seurat. The effect is best from April through November.

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Topiary Park.

Topiary Park

The Topiary Park is worth a stop. My kids actually loved it!

[Sarah Lalik, 04/05/2021]

The park, created in 1989, is a living, constantly pruned and maintained shrubbery version of French artist Georges Seurat's 1886 impressionist painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." Visitors can contemplate its 54 human figures, eight boats, three dogs, a cat, and a monkey.

Topiary Park - Topiary French People

Overall a beautiful park with a pond and ducks. Some of the topiary sculptures are a little bare and in need of some attention, but overall it was a nice stop. The homeless bench sleepers (and there were a few) didn't seem to deter the families/couples that were there enjoying the day.

[Melissa, 07/29/2015]

Topiary French People.

Topiary French People

One of the top 5 attractions on this app. The gift shop is open April through November.

[Dj, 03/31/2015]

Topiary French people.

Topiary French People

Located on the original site of the Ohio School for the Deaf, now a quiet downtown park. The land was given to the city once the remains of the huge old brick building burned in 1981.

The topiaries were created to honor the 1992 Quincentenary celebration of Columbus. Many of the plantings are fully grown, while others are still in their development stage. There are nearly two dozen individual pieces, including French People, dogs, a monkey, and a cat.

The Gatehouse at the south entrance to the park has public restrooms, a small gift shop, and cool exhibits showing the old school and the development of the topiaries.

[casaflamingo, 10/03/2014]

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