The Topiary Park

You don’t have to travel all the way to the Art Institute of Chicago to see Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” when you can see the painting come to life in Columbus’ “Topiary Park”. The park located on the city’s east side is the only known topiary representation of a painting in the world. The topiary garden includes 54 human figures, three dogs, a monkey, a cat, and a pond with eight boats- each made of yew. The tallest plant-human stands in at a whopping 12 feet tall. There is a bronze plaque located in the park where guests can compare the park’s representation to the Seurat painting. The Topiary Park was dedicated in 1992.

 

Topiary Park

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