Here you can see a giraffe and an elephant, two of the larger topiaries:
More topiaries, including a dog and a bird:
Two teddy bears:
Spiral topiaries and a bed of marigolds, with the house in the distance:
A bed of bright coneflowers attracts butterflies and birds:
Newport had an eye-popping abundance of blue hydrangeas when we visited last summer. I think it must have been a banner year for them. This year we saw fewer flowers, but I think we'll have to go back in August and see how it looks then for a fairer comparison. The bushes at Green Animals had some lovely blooms:
Grape arbors shade the garden pathways. I'd like go back later in the summer, when they are riper and ready to harvest.
Two well-dressed scarecrows guard the vegetable garden.
A fine old beech shades the house:
If you want to read more about Green Animals, check out Wikipedia. You can also watch Errol Morris's award-winning documentary, Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997), which features the story of George Mendonça, one of the Portuguese topiary gardeners who created Green Animals.