I've lived in Columbus since I was in 7th grade and I've done a lot of stuff here, in terms of things-to-do main attractions or tourist stops. I was browsing Google Maps (okay yes, to find potential Pokestops) when I stumbled upon this green spot labeled "Topiary Park." I thought, "Oh, the Franklin Park Conservatory has been mislabeled." But no, it was something different. I texted my friends and they hadn't heard of the park either. Sp after work, I booked it over to the park. I had to see it for myself.
At the Columbus Topiary Park there's plenty of street parking and parking lots nearby. My meter was free after 6pm. There's even a gift shop for visitors. All proceeds go to the topiary garden. Unfortunately it was closed when I went. (Meaning I'll have to go back!)
There's walkways around the park and benches and tables scattered around. I was most impressed with the small body of water in the middle that boasts topiary boats, a small fountain and gorgeous plants.
This has always been one of my favorite paintings and I think topiarys are so neat so I was so excited to find out this existed in my backyard and that it was so nice. Also, the park was dedicated the year I was born. Coincidence?
Such a Columbus gem!