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Located just off Hwy 114, this topiary garden was started by Thomas Brayton about 1880.

Boxwood-lined ornamental gardens surround 80 pieces of topiary, including a lion, a dinosaur and a giraffe, sculpted in privet and yew, as well as boxwood and privet geometric forms and ornamental designs. Formal, rose, fruit and vegetable gardens are featured.

Ten rooms in the main estate contain period furnishings, Brayton memorabilia and Victorian toy collections.

Picnicking is permitted on the grounds; open daily May through October.

Location: Preservation Society of Nwpt., 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport Rhode Island 02840 Telephone 401-847-1000

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