Rhode Island June 01, 2018
7 Unexpected Gardens In Rhode Island Where You’ll Feel Like You’ve Stepped Into A Fairytale
Rhode Island has tons of beautiful spots, but this is a great time of year to take advantage of nature’s most colorful displays. Wander through these unexpected gardens in Rhode Island for surprises at the end of every path. From fragrant blooms to statuary, you will adore strolling through these drop-dead gorgeous places.
1. The Fantastic Umbrella Factory, Charlestown
This international bazaar also has a quirky garden that you'll absolutely love. Stroll through the grounds of The Fantastic Umbrella Factory to enjoy fragrant blooms, lush greenery, and even some friendly animals. You can find this quaint spot at 4820 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813.
2. Green Animals Topiary Garden, Portsmouth
Wander the grounds of this 7-acre estate for quite a few enchanting surprises. There are over 80 topiary sculptures to view along with tons of colorful flowers. Even the kids will enjoy this mystical spot. You can find the Green Animals Topiary Garden at 380 Corys Ln., Portsmouth, RI 02871.
3. Sakonnet Garden, Little Compton
This lush garden is hidden away at a private residence, but the good news is that you can visit on days when it is open to the public. You'll feel like you've stumbled into a gorgeous rainforest as you navigate the stunning property. For the visitors' schedule and location visit their
4. The Elms, Newport
This Newport mansion has a 10-acre park and astonishing sunken garden. You'll find a new wonder around every corner at this local treasure. Discover The Elms at 367 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840.
5. Wilcox Park, Westerly
This gem is unexpectedly right in the middle of town. Meander down the paths to discover a floral array, duck pond, sculptures, and more. You can find Wilcox Park at 71 1/2 High St., Westerly, RI 02891.
6. Linden Place, Bristol
Linden Place has breathtaking grounds filled with flowering trees and sculptures. This pretty place is home to weddings and seasonal events, but visitors can walk the grounds at their leisure. You'll find Linden Place at 500 Hope St., Bristol, RI 02809.
7. Samuel Whitehorne House, Newport
This museum has a quaint garden like no other. Its refined yet rustic style holds quite a few unexpected gifts to the eye. Come smell the roses at the Samuel Whitehorne House located at 416 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840.
Are you ready to visit some of these unexpected gardens? Or have you already done a garden tour this year? Share your experiences in the comments section below.
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